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from Generations United

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 Volume 15, Issue 26
July 1, 2020
In the News
  • A story in Forbes highlighted the benefits of intergenerational connections for youth and older adults. The article also mentioned Generations United and quoted our mission. Read the piece.
     
  • The Hechinger Report ran a story on grandparents raising grandchildren during COVID-19. The article features our Policy and Program Coordinator Diane Roznowski, her niece, and her mom Joanne Clough (a Generations United GRAND Voice Member), along with other GRAND Members Jan Wagner and Cassandra Gentry. The article also quotes our Deputy Executive Director Jaia Peterson Lent. Read the article.
Tweet of the Week

New Practice and Policy Tools to Improve and Encourage Birth and Foster Parent Relationships
The new Birth and Foster Parent Partnership: A Relationship Building Guide and the Birth and Foster Parent Partnership: A State and Local Leader's Guide to Building a Strong Policy and Practice Foundation--both from the Children's Trust Fund Alliance --provide valuable supports to help birth and foster parents, including kinship families, build strong relationships and help systems institute policies and practices to support these relationships. Learn more.
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
We thank our new member, The Giving Square, for their contribution. Together, we are building a world that values all generations!  Donate to help us unleash the potential of an "age-amped" society . If you're an organization, join us !
Culture United
Around the Table That Grandad Built
In a unique take on the cumulative classic This Is the House That Jack Built, a family gathers with friends and neighbors to share a meal around a table that brims with associations: napkins sewn by Mom, glasses from Mom and Dad's wedding, silverware gifted to Dad by his grandma long ago. Not to mention the squash from the garden, the bread baked by Gran, and the pies made by the young narrator (with a little help). Learn more.

Culture United highlights films, books, music and TV shows with an intergenerational theme. Do you have any suggestions?  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.
Cool Ideas
MealsTogether
This Los Angeles-based program is creating companionship when loneliness is at an all-time high for older adults and youth alike. To do this, they pair young and old with a FoodFriend from a different generation to share a meal over a video call and cook up hearty conversations! 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.
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
Mobilize Power Fund. Third Wave Fund provides grants for youth-led and intergenerational groups who are taking on this country's most challenging issues. Grants range up to $10,000 for individual organizations and up to $20,000 for coalitions and partnerships. Deadlines: July 7 and August 4, 2020. Learn more

Our Town Grant. This Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts supports projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes. Cost share/matching grants range from $25,000 to $150,000, with a minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount. Deadline for Part 1: Aug. 6, 2020.  Learn more .

Internet Access Support for Students in 50 Cities. Mobile Beacon's Connect for Success Student Access Donation Program was created to offer schools in 50 cities across the United States the laptops and mobile Internet access they need to help students struggling to keep up.  Deadline: Ongoing.  Learn more and apply today.  

If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to aking@gu.org.
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources  
Research and Resources
Race Equity Resources. Generations United  stands united in our condemnation of racism and our support of police reform and the equitable access to quality health care, jobs, and education needed to ensure people of all ages have the safety, security and opportunity to be valued by their communities and country.  Visit Generations United's page on race equity for our full statement and a growing list of related intergenerational resources.

The State of Babies Yearbook: 2020. This comprehensive  report and advocacy tool by  ZERO TO THREE  highlights disparities that begin before birth, especially for Black children, driven by systemic racism and social injustices.  Learn more .

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 .

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.

The Best of Both Worlds: A Closer Look at Creating Spaces that Connect Young and Old.   This report from Generations United and The Eisner Foundation includes actionable ways to boost the number of intergenerational shared sites around the country.  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.

A Place to Call Home: Building Affordable Housing for Grandfamilies.   This sixth edition of the annual State of Grandfamilies in America report detailed the housing challenges these families face and highlighted innovative programs that offer potential for nationwide expansion. Learn more.
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"I want my children to be proud they come from the blood of their grandparents, great-grandparents but also James Baldwin [and] Harriet Tubman." ~Wes Moore, CEO of Robin Hood 

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Alan King

Communications Specialist

Generations United

  
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