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 Volume 11, Issue 7
February 17, 2016
Generations United in the News                
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Eisner Prize Video Highlights
Generations United's Work to Bridge Generations
What an honor! Last week, Generations United received The 2015 Eisner Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Intergenerational Advocacy at the National Conference in San Francisco. There, the Eisner Foundation debuted this video of us working to bridge the generations.  Watch the video to see us in action ! Here are highlights from the award ceremony.  Thank you to all who celebrated with us through your praises and congratulations! 
We're Live! Website Launched for Generations United's 2017 Global Intergenerational Conference
Visit the conference website for updates on  Generations United's 2017 Global Intergenerational Conference in Milwaukee, WI, for  Spring/Summer 2017 ! We are thrilled to be co-hosting our 19th biennial conference with St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care .

Keep an eye out for more information including dates, call for proposals and registration details. Contact Emily Patrick or Cathy Feldkamp if you are interested in being involved on a planning committee.
Call for Papers - Journal of Intergenerational Relationships
The   Journal of Intergenerational Relationships (JIR), the only journal focusing on the intergenerational field, is seeking scholarly papers (up to 7,000 words) and From the Field papers (900-2,000 words) for their special issue: "Intergenerational Learning & Education in Schools". Scholarly papers should focus on research, policy or practice connected to the theme. As for From the Field papers, they should include program profiles, reflection essays, book and media reviews and discussion forums that provide contrasting position papers on key issues related to the special issue theme. See full submission requirements.
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
We thank The Eisner Foundation for supporting our work.  Together, we are building a world that values all generations!  You can also contribute and/or honor a friend or loved one with a Tribute Gift to Generations United.  Donate to help us unleash the potential of an "age-amped" society.
Culture United
"The CW Network's Legends of Tomorrow features a multigenerational team of superheroes traveling through time to prevent a terrible future from coming to pass. Of special note is Firestorm, the flame-wielding fusion of physicist Martin Stein and mechanic Jax Jackson. The pairing combines Stein's wisdom with Jax's vitality to explosive results. Although the duo often clash, they always end up coming together (literally) for the common good." -Adam Otto, Program & Policy Assistant, Generations United

Do you know of any films, books, music and TV shows with an intergenerational theme?  Share them with us  and we'll share in the weeks and months to come. See disclaimer.
Cool Ideas
In honor of Black History Month, this week's cool idea is IMPACT, an Purpose Prize-winning program founded by 62-year-old former Black Panther Jamal Joseph. Through music, dance and drama, IMPACT  has  helped  thousands of young people find refuge from violence, learn leadership skills, and create art for social change.

Got something cool you tried that was successful? Why not tweet your cool intergenerational ideas to  #cooligideas ? You can also post them to our  Intergenerational   Connections   Facebook Group. We want to highlight innovative age-optimized programs and practices through our blog, social media and weekly e-newsletter!  Share the inspiration .   Learn more about IMPACT .
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
Strengthening Families Washington Community Work.   
The Washington State Department of Learning is offering funding opportunities to community organizations whose work promotes the protective factors among families and communities. Deadline: March 11, 2016. Learn more

Innovations in American Government Awards.  Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation is offering the $100,000  Roy and Lila Ash Innovations Award for Public Engagement in Government , a special Innovations Award that will recognize government-led programs that demonstrate novel and effective approaches to increasing public engagement and participation in the governance of towns, cities, states, and the nation.  Deadline: April 15, 2016.   Learn more

Summer Teen Internship Program 2016. Generations United member, DOROT, has a Summer Teen Internship Program, which offers two four-week sessions for high school students to be of service to older adults. Eligible applicants are students entering 10th grade through graduating seniors. Through a competitive process, they choose up to 18 interns for each session. Deadline: May 13, 2016 Learn more

If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to Alan King at
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources  
Research & Resources
Seeing Our Way to Living Long, Living Well in 21st-Century America. 
This research by the Stanford Center on Longevity is the result of THE SIGHTLINES PROJECT, which investigates how well Americans are doing in financial security, social engagement and healthy living - all of which are critical to well-being as people age. Learn more

Intergenerational relationships: Experiences and attitudes in the new millennium. This report by the UK's Government Office for Science examines how an ageing population will affect relationships between the generations. It considers both social and family relationships and looks at areas such as wealth, housing, employment and debt. Learn more

State of Grandfamilies in America: 2015.  In this  second edition of the annual State of Grandfamilies in America report , Generations United identified key state laws and policies specifically designed to address barriers and better support the diverse and unique population of grandparents and other relatives raising children. 

The Resounding Resiliency of Grandfamilies: Financial Stories from Older Relatives Caring for Children in Lower-Income Communities. 
Citi Community Development commissioned this report by Generations United and CFED , which  highlights the financial strengths and challenges facing grandparents raising grandchildren in low-income communities. Learn more
ARCH webinar, Grandfamilies and Relative Caregivers: Meeting their Respite Needs Generations United's Deputy Executive Director Jaia Peterson Lent will be presenting along with long-time friend of Generations United, Matt Kaplan.  Weds., Feb. 24, 1-2:30 PM EST. Learn more

Webinar on Models of Training and Education for Kinship Caregivers. Child Focus.  Thurs., Feb. 26, 3-4 PM EST. Registration is now open:  Learn more

Aging in America.  American Society on Aging.  Washington, DC. Mar. 20*-24, 2016.   Pmore

* Intergenerational Connections Peer Group.  Mar. 20, 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM. Learn more

Educate. Ignite. Transform. National Youth Leadership Council. Minneapolis, MN. Mar. 30 - Apr. 2, 2016.  Learn more 

Coming Together: Building the Path, Shining the Light.  Lutheran Services in America.  Minneapolis, MN. Apr. 25-28, 2016.  Learn more

The 8th Eden Alternative International Conference. The Eden Alternative. Little Rock, AK. May 3-5, 2016. Learn more
"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving... .Because someday in life you will have been all of these."  ~George Washington Carver

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Alan King 

Communications Specialist

Generations United 


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