Volume 16 | Issue 13 | March 31, 2021
Generations This Week
News for Advocates of Children, Youth and Older Adults from Generations United
Virtual Release of New Report on Multigenerational Living
You can still register for our virtual release of Family Matters: Multigenerational Living Is on the Rise and Here to Stay. Join us tomorrow at 2 pm ET as we release our report that includes results of a recent national survey on multigenerational households, family profiles, and recommendations. 


  • Jatrice Martel Gaiter, Volunteers of America and Member of the Generations United Board of Directors


  • Donna Butts, Generations United 
  • Amy Goyer, Report Author & Multigenerational Living Expert
  • Jessica Lautz, National Association of Realtors
  • Kevin Kennedy, Podcast Host, Contractor & Multigenerational Family Member
  • Robin Whinnem and Katie Stewart, Multigenerational Family Members

In the News
  • Public News Service ran a piece on Arizona students returning to school and how to keep the grandparents raising them safe. The article quotes our Deputy Executive Director Jaia Peterson Lent. Learn more.
The New Issue of The Grand Voice Newsletter is Out!
Get the latest on key resources, policy updates, and action opportunities. We share programs to inspire and improve services and supports to grandfamilies across the U.S. Check it out.
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
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Tweet of the Week
Cool Idea
Intergenerational Storytelling Project: Seniors and Students Build Relationships Through Narrative Art

Over the course of the 2019-2020 school year, Voice of Witness (VOW) engaged in a consultancy and collaboration with Sequoia Living, a local nonprofit organization that provides housing and services to impacted seniors in San Francisco, and Ida B. Wells High School. VOW supported an intergenerational storytelling project that focused on relationship building between seniors and high school students through the co-creation of story art that included oral history, photography, painting, and more. 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
All Adults Here by Emma Straub

Astrid Strick’s youngest son is drifting and unfocused, making parenting mistakes of his own. Her daughter is intentionally pregnant yet struggling to give up her own adolescence. And her eldest seems to measure his adult life according to standards no one else shares. But who gets to decide, so many years later, which long-ago lapses were the ones that mattered? Who decides which apologies really count? It might be that only Astrid’s thirteen-year-old granddaughter and her new friend really understand the courage it takes to tell the truth to the people you love the most. 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
Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19. This initiative—which will award up to $4 million for projects in urban communities and up to $3 million for those in rural communities—seeks applications for projects to demonstrate the effectiveness of local government implementation of evidence-based health literacy strategies that are culturally appropriate to enhance COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and/or other mitigation measures (e.g., public health prevention practices and vaccination) in racial and ethnic minority populations and other socially vulnerable populations, including racial and ethnic minority rural communities. Deadline: April 20, 2021. Learn more.

AARP Community Challenge. Nonprofit organizations and government agencies may apply for grants for community-based projects to improve public spaces, housing, transportation, civic engagement, coronavirus recovery, diversity and inclusion, and more. Projects that demonstrate the ability to accelerate and sustain the community's livability for all, especially those 50 plus, and/or projects that focus on diversity and inclusion are of special interest. Grants will range from several hundred dollars for smaller short-term activities to several thousand or tens of thousands of dollars for larger projects. Deadline: April 14, 2021. Learn more.

Power of Youth Challenge. The Challenge provides young people (ages 13-19) across the U.S. with the opportunity to identify a need in their communities related to racial healing and apply for a $250 grant to support a (COVID-safe) service project. In addition to building their own leadership, service, and career skills, grant winners will have the opportunity to increase understanding, communication, caring, and respect within their communities through service projects that address racial division and injustice. Deadline: March 31, 2021. Learn more.

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes. Each year, the Barron Prize honors 25 outstanding young leaders who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment. The Prize welcomes applications from young people who are between the ages of eight and 18 (not yet age 19), permanent residents of and currently residing in the U.S. or Canada, and currently working on an inspiring service project, or have done so within the past 12 months. Winners each receive $10,000 to be applied to their higher education or to their service project, as well as recognition gifts, networking opportunities, and media coverage. Deadline: April 15, 2021. Learn more.

The Amphion Foundation. Grants are provided to publicly-supported nonprofit performing ensembles, presenters, festivals, and music service organizations that have a history of substantial commitment to contemporary concert music at a high level of excellence. In general, grants range between $1,000 and $7,500, although larger grants may be awarded to major performing organizations with an extraordinary commitment to contemporary concert music or a particularly significant project. Applying organizations must have been in existence for at least two years, and have completed two full seasons of programming prior to the time of application. Deadline: April 1, 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
Relationships Check Tool. Use this tool from the Search Institute to see where your relationships with important young people in your life are particularly strong and where they can grow. You’ll receive actionable approaches and activities to strengthen relationships with young people. Learn more.

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 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
NEW! Picturing Change. This course will use the principles of Photovoice, a methodology developed almost three decades ago (long before Facebook & Instagram), and put the tools of that methodology into the hands of providers, allowing them to use these to support and empower clients to use their own voices – in images and words - to express themselves and create change. Thurs., April 8, 2021. Learn more.
Registration now open for Generations United's 2021 Virtual Conference! Dates: June 15-17, 2021. Learn more and register today.
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“A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart.”~anonymous Irish saying
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