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Families in Society
Kinship Care Authorization Law
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2014 Program of Distinction
Publications for Sale
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
NCCA Conference Discount
Gettysburg Address' 150th Anniversary
Funding Opportunities
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 Volume 9, Issue 12
March 26, 2014
Donna Butts (far left) and FOX News' Juan Williams (rear center) pose with residents from Shorewood, WI

Congratulations to Our Winners!

Yesterday's MetLife Foundation/Generations United's Best Intergenerational Communities Award event was both an inspiring and humor-filled affair. We are grateful to our author and journalist Juan Williams and our Board member Jatrice Martel Gaiter for helping us recognize our award recipients who are redefining community life and finding creative solutions that helps all ages. Read our highlights

Save the Date: 2014 Families in Society

Join Generations United and the Alliance for Children and Families at the National Press Club on May 13 from 9:30am to 10:45am (EDT), where we'll mark the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family by releasing new poll results and a signature report.

Mr. Rogers Understood the Importance of Intergenerational Play

As a kid, Fred Rogers' heroes were caped crusaders who could lift buildings with one arm. That changed when he became an adult. He explained: " I can honestly say that anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me." In their Huffington Post blog, Donna Butts and Dr. Sally Newman not only honored the late TV host, but also showed how intergenerational programs make everyone a hero. Read more

Passage of the Kinship Care Law

Ana Beltran, our Special Advisor, has been providing ongoing technical assistance to advocates in Kentucky who are pursuing this legislation. Generations United has a policy brief on these types of state laws, which allow relatives without guardianship or legal custody of the children in their care to access health care and/or education on behalf of the children. Kentucky will join at least eleven other states who have similar laws that allow children to access both health care and education. Learn more 

A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters

Generations United welcomes our new member, Southeast Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability. Merci. Danke. Arigato. Asante. Gracias. Thank you. You can donate as a Tribute Gift in honor or memory of someone. Click & help us make 2014 even better.

We're Still Accepting Applications for Our 2014 Program of Distinction    
If you're an intergenerational program doing incredible work, then we want to recognize you and include you among an elite group that's effectively connecting generations. The deadline to apply is May 1, but we are happy to accept your application immediately. Contact Leah Bradley with any questions. Learn more  

Publications for Sale

Under One Roof and Connecting Generations are available for the shipping and handling price. At $3.50, Under One Roof is an invaluable guide on starting and strengthening intergenerational shared site programs, where children/youth and older adults participate in ongoing services and/or programming concurrently at the same site. Connecting Generations, a user-friendly guide to creating meaningful intergenerational programs, is available for $4.50. Order your copies today!

Get Ready for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

With April around the corner, National Child Abuse Prevention Month will focus on the theme, "Making Meaningful Connections." On this day, advocates will be supporting meaningful and measurable change in children's well-being, and engaging families and communities in the prevention of child maltreatment. Learn more

National Leadership Exchange & Conference Special Discount
The National Center for Creative Aging is offering a $255 discount when you register for the full conference package that includes a full day of keynotes, research forums, experiential workshops as well as best practice and capacity-building exchanges. Learn more
Gettysburg Address' 150th Anniversary  

Join WETA at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool Steps and Plaza on Weds., April 16, and Sat., April 19, from noon to 4pm in a national outreach campaign to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's famous speech. Learn more

Funding Opportunities

Capital Grants. Generations United encourages intergenerational proposals. The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is offering capital grants for qualified organizations that provide services in: Older Adults; Workforce Development; Basic Human Needs and Health; Disabilities, Education, Children, Youth and Families; and General Community Support. Letters of Intent received on a rolling basisLearn more


Youth Grant. Peace First is offering grants of $25,000 to 5-10 winners between the ages of 8 and 22 for creating positive change in their community. The Peace First Prize is a chance to celebrate the powerful contributions of the youth peacemakers. Deadline: March 31. Learn more

Great Resources
If you have reports on issues that help young and old, please send them to Alan King at

Online Resources

Health Professions Press. This Press is a resource for professionals interested in wellness and aging, long-term care, eldercare, Alzheimer's disease, and health care management. Learn more


Youth Changing the World: A Service Project Toolkit. This toolkit is designed to help young people develop their own service or service-learning projects from creation to completion. Learn more

Advocacy Summit 2014. Save the Children. Washington, DC. April 8-9, 2014.   
25th Annual National Service-Learning Conference´┐Ż. MONUMENTAL. Washington D.C., April 9-12, 2014. Learn more  
Building Communities of Caring for Children and Families. Child Welfare League of America. New Orleans, LA., Sept. 17-19, 2014. Learn more 

"Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap." ~Doug Larson

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Alan King 

Communications Specialist

Generations United 


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