Volume 16 | Issue 23 | June 9, 2021
Generations This Week
News for Advocates of Children, Youth and Older Adults from Generations United
Generations United's Virtual Intergenerational Conference
Our conference is one week away! There's still time to register. Over three days, we will have more than 50 workshops, 35 speed sessions, three plenaries, the Program and Research Showcase, a dance party, and opportunities for peer networking. We are thrilled to offer so many sessions on a wide range of topics. Register today, then look at the program and start planning your time at the conference. Emails went out to everyone who registered. Please check your spam or junk folders if you didn't receive it. Thanks!
In the News
  • In his article for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Chris Farrell highlighted our multigenerational report, mentioned Generations United, and shouted out our report author Amy Goyer. Did you know that one in four Americans live in a multigenerational household? Learn more.

  • U.S. News & World Report ran a piece on when adults move back in with their parents. The story mentions Generations United as a resource. Read the article.
House Committee on Rules Examines Hunger Among Older Adults and Multigenerational Families
We're excited to share that our Executive Director Donna Butts is testifying today at 3:30 pm before the House Committee on Rules. This is the third in a series of events examining the steps Congress and the Biden administration can take to finally end food insecurity in America. you can watch the live stream here. Read the release for details.

The Committee is also collecting stories on hunger. Whether you’re an educator with exciting new research, an organization with an innovative concept, or a family on the front lines, your voice deserves to be heard. Share your story and help guide us in our work to finally end hunger now. 
Cool Idea
ReGen Storytelling Workshops

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 ReGen StoryTelling Workshops.

This program uses the mediums of improvisation and storytelling to foster community, collaboration, and interaction between and with older adults and younger adults (e.g. high school and college-age) in Ypsilanti and Detroit, MI. Facilitated by Limelight LLC, the project consists of a series of four one-hour intergenerational workshops with 5-6 younger and 5-6 older adults over a period of one to two months. Each workshop begins with improvisational shared storytelling and ends with a story product shaped by each participant in the workshop. 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
Halmoni's Day by Edna Coe Bercaw

Having arrived from Korea, Jennifer's grandmother, Halmoni, is just in time for the Grandparents' Day celebration at school and, despite not knowing the language or customs, attends proudly at the side of her granddaughter. 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.
Tweet of the Week
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
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Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
Fighting Housing Discrimination. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it is making $20,229,156 available to fair housing organizations across the nation working to fight housing discrimination. The funds will support a variety of activities, including fair housing testing, education and outreach, and capacity building, and are being provided through the Department’s Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP). Deadline: June 14, 2021. Learn more.

Community Care Corps. Funded by the Administration for Community Living and administered by the Oasis Institute, Community Care Corps will award competitive grants between $30,000 and $150,000 for new applicants that use 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. Grant applications will be accepted from June 14, 2021, until July 9, 2021. Learn more.

Grants for Organizations to Lead Coalitions to Engage Youth on Days of Service in 2021-2022. Youth Service America is offering grants of up to $8,000, depending on the number of youth volunteers engaged. The YSA Lead Agency Grants will support meaningful youth volunteerism and civic participation on days of service. Grants are made possible through funding from Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and AmeriCorps. Deadline: June 25, 2021. Learn more.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation: Call for Proposals to Community-Based Archives. Grants, ranging from $50,000 to $100,000, will fund one or more of the following areas of need: operational costs, including general support for staff, space, and utilities; collections care, including the acquisition of new materials, physical and digital storage fees, and access and preservation efforts; programming activities, including events, exhibitions, and publications; and activation and advocacy efforts, including resident community activist/archivist positions, ethical preservation of social media, and increased community use of the archive. Registration deadline: June 25, 2021. Application Deadline: July 2, 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 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.

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 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
Registration now open for Generations United's 2021 Virtual Conference! Dates: June 15-17, 2021. Register today.

NEW! ISBA 2021: Moving Respite Forward. Dates: June 22-25, 2021. Learn more and register today.
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"The family unit plays a critical role in our society and in the training of the generation to come." ~Sandra Day O'Connor
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