Volume 16 | Issue 3 | January 20, 2021
Generations This Week
News for Advocates of Children, Youth and Older Adults from Generations United
Generations United’s Priorities for the Biden Administration
Generations United urges the Biden Administration to take bold steps to invest in innovative and proven strategies that address pressing challenges facing our nation’s children, youth, older adults, and families. To respond to our nation’s long-standing challenges and the health, mental health and economic impacts of COVID-19, Generations United urges the use of approaches that recognize and engage the time and skills of our nation’s younger and older people as resources to each other and their communities. Read our full list of priorities.
Meet Our New Special Projects Coordinator
We're thrilled to welcome Danica Derriennic to the Generations United team. Receiving her BA in International Relations from Boston University's Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, she has lived and studied in eight countries; and completed internships in Vienna, Austria, and Dublin, Ireland. As our Special Projects Coordinator, Danica supports intergenerational programming and shared site work as well as other projects in the policy and grandfamilies areas. Join us in welcome Danica! Contact Danica at dderrienic@gu.org.
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
We thank Claire Mauro for her contribution. Donate to help us unleash the potential of an "age-amped" society. If you're an organization, join us!
Submit to Present at our 2021 Virtual Conference—One Week Left to Submit
The Call for Sessions for Generations United’s Virtual Global Intergenerational Conference is now open! We are seeking proposals on cutting-edge intergenerational research, policies, and practices that are relevant, informative, creative; represent the great diversity in our field; and showcase practices that support diversity, equity, and inclusion. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2021. Learn more and submit your proposal.

If you’d like to join the conference planning committee, email us at conference@gu.org.
Webinar: National Grandfamilies & COVID-19 Study: From Research to Practice
Join members of the Grandfamilies Outcome Workgroup (GrOW) on Thurs., Jan. 21 at 1 pm ET, as they share results and practice recommendations from their new study that lifts up the voices of 600 kinship caregivers raising 1,220 children from all 50 states. The survey, developed by GrOW along with national and grassroots partners, highlights both the needs and resilience of kinship families during the pandemic. Learn more and register today.
FCC Seeks Input on Providing Broadband Service and Devices to Low-Income Households by February 16
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 directed the FCC to create the program, which would reimburse participating companies for providing discounted broadband service and connected devices to eligible households during the COVID-19 pandemic. Comments are due by Feb. 16. Learn more.
A Conversation on the History of Racism in Child Welfare
This public discussion by First Focus for Children and the Center for the Study of Social Policy on Jan. 29 will offer individuals an opportunity to learn more about the early history of child welfare and examine the policies governing our modern child welfare system. This discussion will also help individuals to better understand how systemic racism impacts children, youth, and families who are already involved, or at risk of involvement with the child welfare system. Learn more.
Tweet of the Week
Cool Idea
New Intergenerational Learning Centre In Mornington, Australia
The Herd offers children unique opportunities to become part of an extended family, to learn about the ageing process, to accept people with disabilities, and to be involved with people who are two or three generations apart. Children and older adults will come together five days a week to enjoy art, music, lunch, and storytelling. Learn more.
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.
Culture United
Canvas is a nine-minute animated film by former Pixar animator Frank E. Abney III. It tells the story of a grieving grandfather who loses his creative spark after suffering a devastating loss and finds it again through his inquisitive young granddaughter. Abney pulled from his own life experiences to craft the tale. 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! DAR American Indian Scholarship. Each year, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of higher education. The DAR American Indian Scholarship is awarded to help Native American students of any age, any tribe, and in any state striving to get an education at the undergraduate or graduate levels. Deadline: Jan. 31, 2021. Learn more.

Sky Ranch Foundation. The Sky Ranch Foundation supports nonprofit organizations throughout the United States and its territories that work to prevent involvement in the criminal justice system by providing them comprehensive support services that may include education, job training, enrichment activities, counseling, and case management. Preference is given to organizations working with youth between the ages of 11 and 18. Deadline for LOIs: Jan. 31, 2021. Learn more.

The Academy's 2021 Summer Internship Application Season is Now Open! The National Academy of Social Insurance is looking for graduate students, recent graduates, and qualified upper-division undergraduate students for paid summer internships in public policy. Students interested in improving the well-being of individuals and society through economic, social, and/or health policy are encouraged to apply for one of the Academy’s nationally-competitive internship programs: Merton C. Bernstein Internship on Social Insurance, Somers Aging and Long-Term Care Research Internship, and Eileen Sweeney Graduate Internship in Disability Policy. Deadline: Jan. 29, 2021. Learn more.

The Upswing Fund for Adolescent Mental Health is a collaborative fund focusing on the mental health and well-being of adolescents who are of color and/or LGBTQ+. Created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a devastating impact on young people across the United States, The Upswing Fund will provide critical resources to front-line organizations that provide the services that young people rely on. Learn more about their fall grant opportunity which opened October 20th.

If you have—or know of—any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to gu@gu.org.
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources
Research & Resources
Fact sheet: Intergenerational Shared Sites includes updated information about these important program models and what we know about their impact. 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 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 are important to protect both older adults and children. Soon a vaccine for COVID-19 will also be critical for both age groups. Check it out.

Intergenerational Programs and Physical Distancing. This guide by Generations United includes ideas and solutions on how intergenerational professionals can adapt programs and activities and create new intergenerational connections during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.

Grandfamilies COVID-19 Fact Sheets in English and Spanish. These fact sheets from Generations United provide information for grandfamilies to stay healthy, informed and connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.

Interactive Toolkit: Connecting Generations in Senior Housing. This toolkit, developed by Generations United and the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston with funding from RRF Foundation for Aging, is now a website with downloadable resources. It was designed specifically to help senior housing organizations plan and implement high-quality intergenerational programs that will benefit residents and young people in their communities. Visit the site
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The quote about looking for the helpers (caring people) used in last week's issue of Generations This Week was incorrectly attributed to George Washington Carver. That expression belongs to Mr. Rogers.
"With malice toward none, with charity for all...let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds."~Abraham Lincoln
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Alan King
Communications Specialist
Generations United
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