Volume 16 | Issue 41 | October 13, 2021
Generations This Week
News for Advocates of Children, Youth and Older Adults from Generations United
There's Still Time to Register for Tomorrow's Event:
Sharing Our Spaces: How Intergenerational Shared Sites Maximize Infrastructure Investments and Benefit All Generations
Join Generations United and The Eisner Foundation on tomorrow at 3 pm ET, for a virtual briefing on intergenerational shared sites. Participants will learn the value and importance of shared sites and how policies can encourage their development and enhancement. Register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
In the News
  • The Lansing State Journal ran a piece on the rapid growing trendof multigenerational households. The article cites our 2021 multigenerational family report. Read the article.

  • Before COVID-19, new homebuyers were looking for smaller homes. That changed with the ensuing quarantine, which shifted buyers' decisions to dwellings with more space to spend significant amount of time in. This AZ Business Magazine article cites a Generations United study. Learn more.
Job Opportunity at Generations United
Generations United is seeking an Operations Coordinator to join our results-oriented team. The position supports the Finance and Operations Manager. Application Deadline: Oct. 27, 2021. See the full description.
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
We thank our board member, Karyne Jones, for her contribution. Donate to help us unleash the potential of an "age-amped" society. If you're an organization, join us!
Tweet of the Week
Creative Native Call for Art Submissions Open
The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) at the Aspen Institute is excited to announce the 4th annual Creative Native Call for Art. Each year, art submissions are inspired by a unique prompt. Artists who submit will have the opportunity to receive national recognition, funding for art supplies, and an award of $500.00. The Creative Native Grand Prize winner will receive an award of $1000.00. Deadline: Oct. 27, 2021. Learn more.
Cool Idea

Each week, we'll be highlighting a program from our resource, Staying Connected While Staying Apart: Intergenerational Programs and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Next up is Eldera.

Eldera pairs children with older adults from around the world for virtual story times, help with schoolwork, or just a friendly chat. Once younger and older people have been paired, Eldera brings them together over Zoom. Eldera facilitates matches based on interests and availability before scheduling the first virtual session. Learn more.
Culture United
Alma's Way
ALMA’S WAY centers on 6-year-old Alma Rivera, a proud, confident Puerto Rican girl who lives in the Bronx with her parents, Mami and Papi; her younger brother, Junior; her Abuelo; and their lovable little dog, Chacho. It's inspired by the childhood of Sonia Manzano, who played Maria on Sesame Street from 1971 to 2015. Alma models optimism and determination, showing that if she puts her mind to a problem, she can figure it out. Learn more.

Culture United highlights films, books, music, and TV shows with an intergenerational theme. Do you have any suggestions? Share them with us, and we'll share in the weeks and months to come. We welcome responses or reactions. We'll possibly feature them on our blog. See disclaimer.
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
NEW! African American Civil Rights Grant Program. This program of the National Park Service documents, interprets, and preserves sites and stories related to the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens. For this initiative, Preservation and History grants are available. These grants are not limited to any specific group and are intended to include the broadest possible interpretation of sites associated with efforts to achieve equal rights. Deadline: Dec. 1, 2021. Learn more.

NEW! People, Parks and Power. This initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will support community-based organizations and base-building groups working in urban, low-income communities of color across the United States to increase park equity through local policy and systems change. The geographic focus of the P3 initiative is urban areas—with a particular interest in small and mid-sized cities (under 500,000 population). Deadline: Nov. 4, 2021. Learn more.

NEW! Fuel for 50 Initiative. Robin Hood will award 50 nonprofits supporting parents and caregivers with $25,000 in unrestricted funding, access to workshops and support, and opportunities for up to $1 million in future funding. Deadline: Nov. 19, 2021. Learn more.

If you have—or know of—any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to gu@gu.org.
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources
Research & Resources
New Intergenerational Resources. This latest set of free resources, developed by Generations United with support from the RRF Foundation for Aging, aims to strengthen and expand intergenerational programs. The new publications—Making the Case for Intergenerational Programs, Fact Sheet: Intergenerational Programs Benefit Everyone, and Staying Connected While Staying Apart: Intergenerational Programs & the COVID-19 Pandemic—support the growing field of practice by increasing the knowledge and skills of people working to connect and support older adults, children, and youth. Learn more.

Sharing Our Space: A Toolkit for Developing and Enhancing Intergenerational Shared Sites is designed for individuals and organizations interested in creating an intergenerational shared site or enhancing services at their current site. Divided into 10 sections, the toolkit details every step of the development and operation process, from initial planning to sustaining long-term shared site programs. Each section includes effective practices, challenges, tips, examples, and concrete tools gathered from researchers and practitioners from across the field, organized towards the goal of assisting readers in planning and implementing high-quality shared sites. Learn more.

Federal Funding Opportunities for Intergenerational Shared Sites Chart is designed to share some federal funding sources that include—or could include—support for intergenerational shared sites. Learn more.

Generations United's 2020 State of Grandfamilies Report—Facing a Pandemic: Grandfamilies Living Together During COVID-19 and Thriving BeyondGrandfamily caregivers are the first line of defense for children during the pandemic, having stepped in when parents cannot raise them for many reasons, including cases where children's parents have died from the COVID-19 virus. Download the full report, watch Senator Sherrod Brown's award acceptance speech, and listen to stories of grandfamilies impacted by COVID-19. Learn more.

Staying Healthy Across Generations: Vaccines are Essential for All Ages. Generations United's new infographic illustrates that vaccines aren't just for kids-they protect all generations- especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Staying up to date on vaccines for the flu, pneumonia and whooping cough is important to protect both older adults and children. Check it out.
Upcoming Events
Webinar: Taking Care of Yourself During COVID. Date: Oct. 13, 2021. Learn more.

Dear Black Male. Dates: Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, 9, and 16, 2021. Learn more.
"Every view of the world that becomes extinct, every culture that disappears, diminishes a possibility of life."~Octavio Paz
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