Volume 17 | Issue 23 | June 8, 2022
Generations This Week
News for Advocates of Children, Youth and Older Adults from Generations United
The Chronicle of Philanthrophy Spotlights Generations United Work For Grandfamilies, Kinship Families
Generations United’s work to support grandfamilies and kinship families was highlighted in a recent story in The Chronicle of Philanthropy. We’re grateful to Editor Stacy Palmer and Staff Writer Kristen Griffith for lifting up our work. Read the story here.

Join the Generations United Team - Apply by June 15
Generations United is hiring a Public Policy & Advocacy Coordinator who will coordinate its public policy and advocacy initiatives and collaborate with the intergenerational program and National Center on Grandfamilies teams. Someone with a minimum of two years of experience in public policy and/or issues affecting children, youth and/or older adults will be a good fit for this position.

The Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network is seeking a new Project Assistant to support the work of the first-ever national technical assistance center on grandfamilies and kinship families. This is a wonderful opportunity for a recent college grad who is interested in improving supports and services for kinship families and wants to start their career at a unique and supportive organization.

Introducing Rev. Jason Carson Wilson, Communications Specialist
Please join us in welcoming Rev. Jason to Generations United's team, where he serves as our new Communications Specialist. He helps orchestrate communications across the organization. The Champaign, Ill. native was a journalist throughout Illinois for nearly 20 years before working for various nonprofits.

Rev. Jason, an ordained United Church of Christ minister, has provided messaging and thought leadership for national faith-based advocacy organizations. He also produces freelance content for various publications and has done some podcasting. Being a member of a grandfamily--his great-grandmother raised him--drew him to Generations United. Read his bio. He can be reached at jwilson@gu.org
Diverse Intergenerational Program Profile: Koreatown Storytelling Program
As part of our Diverse Intergenerational Programs Initiative, Generations United is spotlighting outstanding intergenerational programs in diverse communities around the country. The first program we are profiling is the Koreatown Storytelling Program, an oral history and media project connecting high school journalists and community elders in Los Angeles’s majority Asian and LatinX Koreatown neighborhood. Read the profile to learn more.  
Culture United
The Guncle, by Steven Rowley, is a novel about Maisie & Grant's gay uncle, Patrick, or their GUNCLE, who's gone from hanging out during their visits to Palm Springs to caring for them. Learn more.

Culture United highlights films, books, music, TV shows, and art 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. See disclaimer.
Are you a family caregiver of a child or youth with disabilities?
ARCH is partnering with the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC), Georgetown University, to conduct listening sessions with racially, ethnically, culturally and linguistically diverse family caregivers of children/youth and adults with disabilities, and older adults, to learn about their experiences with respite services. Please check out the attached flyer and contact Betelhem Eshetu Yimer at 202.687.5387 or email her at by147@georgetown.edu by Friday, June 17. Small stipends are available for family caregivers.
The Grandfamilies & Kinship Families: Strengths and Challenges Fact Sheet is now available. An updated version of a longstanding resource put forth by Generations United and previously supported by The Brookdale Foundation, this document is designed to serve as a general resource for anyone who is interested in learning more about grandfamilies and kinship families. The end of the document contains links to additional resources. A Spanish-language version is coming soon!

The Network is accepting individual technical assistance (TA) requests from professionals who work in systems or organizations that serve kinship families. Fill out the contact form to request assistance. Learn more and sign up to access our resources!
The Network is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $9,950,000 with 95 percentage funded by ACL/HHS and $523,684 and 5 percentage funded by non-government sources. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government.
Thank You to Our Members and Supporters
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Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
Power of Youth Challenge: Serve This Summer Grants are available to young people who are currently residing in the United States and between the ages of 13 and 19 years old. The grants support service projects that are youth-led and respond to an identified need in your community. Projects should not be overtly political in nature and/or relate to a specific political party. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Learn more.

The Administration for Community Living in the Department of Health and Human Services is offering State Program Enhancement Grants to support approaches that build on advancements made under previous Lifespan Respite Care Program grants. Applications are due by June 14, 2022. Learn more.
The Administration for Community Living in the Department of Health and Human Services is also offering grants to new states and states re-establishing their core respite infrastructures. Applications are due by June 17, 2022. Learn more.

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services is offering a grant called Demonstrating Effective Policies to Promote Black Youth Mental Health. Applications are due by June 22, 2022. Learn more.

The Administration for Children & Families in the Department of Health and Human Services offers the Maternity Group Home grant to support the provision of safe, stable, and appropriate shelter for pregnant or parenting youth. The focus is on youth ages 16 through 21 and their dependent children for 18 months and, under extenuating circumstances, up to 21 months. Service providers must accommodate for the needs and safety of the dependent children, including facility safety standards for infants and children on the premises. Supported group homes may provide services including, but not limited to, parenting skills, child development, family budgeting, and health and nutrition education. The application deadline is June 27, 2022. Learn more.

The Tepa Native American Scholarship Fund was established to build personal and lasting relationships with students who will become the future leaders in Native American communities and possibly with the Tepa Companies, which are wholly owned subsidiaries of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians. The application deadline is June 30, 2022. Learn more.

The National Endowment for the Arts is accepting applications for Grants for Arts Projects and Our Town. The Grants for Arts Projects program supports public engagement with, and access to, various forms of art across the nation, the creation of art, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. Our Town supports activities that integrate arts, culture, and design into local efforts that strengthen communities. The application deadline for Grants for Arts Projects is July 7, 2022. Learn more about Grants for Arts Projects. The application deadline for Our Town is August 4, 2022. Learn more about Our Town.

Community Care Corps is a national program that works to increase the number of volunteer programs available at the local level to provide non-medical care to older adults, persons with disabilities, and family caregivers. Community Care Corps has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for innovative local models in which volunteers assist family caregivers or directly assist older adults or adults with disabilities with non-medical care to maintain their independence. The application deadline is July 8, 2022. Learn more.

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) and the Office of Minority Health (OMH) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have released a funding opportunity called Community-Driven Approaches to Address Factors Contributing to Structural Racism in Public Health. The application deadline is July 15, 2022. Learn more.

USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announced a $20 million cooperative agreement funding opportunity for an academic or nonprofit organization to improve participation and retention in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, commonly known as WIC. The application deadline is August 1, 2022. Learn more.

If you have—or know of—any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to gu@gu.org.
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources
New Resources and Research
GrandFamilies: The Contemporary Journal of Research, Practice and Policy has released a new issue that includes the results from the GrOW national study on grandfamilies navigating Covid-19.
Generations United Resources
Reinforcing a Strong Foundation: Equitable Supports for Basic Needs of Grandfamilies, the 2021 State of Grandfamilies in America Annual Report, includes updated national and state data on grandfamilies and key recommendations to address inequities and provide critical supports to serve grandfamilies well. Available in English and Spanish. 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. Learn more.

Making the Case for Intergenerational Programs provides rationale and facts to help make the case for intergenerational programs. It is based on a comprehensive review of the literature on intergenerational programs and highlights evidence-based findings on how intergenerational programs benefit everyone. Available There is also an accompanying fact sheet. Both are available in English and Spanish. Learn more.

Staying Healthy Across Generations: Vaccines are Essential for All Ages is an infographic that 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.
"It is a good heart...who acknowledges intergenerational friendships. Both young and old have lessons for the other.

Jeffrey DeMann
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