Volume 17 | Issue 32 | August 10, 2022
Generations This Week
News for Advocates of Children, Youth and Older Adults from Generations United
Generations United Seeking Senior Manager, Intergenerational Initiatives
The Senior Manager, Intergenerational Initiatives is a new position at Generations United that will be a key part of our intergenerational program team. Main responsibilities are to lead our work to amplify and support our diverse intergenerational programs initiative; manage grant-funded and other on-going initiatives; deliver training and technical assistance; develop resources; and engage with our members and network. Preference given to applications received before August 17, 2022. Apply and learn more.
Apply Today for an Exemplary Kinship/Grandfamilies Policy, Practice, and Program Designation
The Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network: A National Technical Assistance Center (Network) is seeking to identify and designate exemplary kinship/grandfamilies policies, practices, and programs to elevate good work and share exemplary strategies with others. The Network encourages applications from government agencies in states, tribes, and territories, as well as private kinship navigator programs and other community-based organizations that serve grandfamilies and kinship families. Apply today! Learn more.
Now Hiring: Project Assistant
The Network is seeking a Project Assistant. The Project Assistant is an integral part of the Network team and provides important project support that helps improve programs and services for grandfamilies and kinship families. Read more about this great opportunity here.
Technical Assistance Requests
As always, the Network is accepting individual technical assistance (TA) requests from professionals who work in systems or organizations that serve kinship families. Fill out the TA request form to receive support from our team. 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.
Apply by Aug. 22 for the Intergenerational Program of Distinction or Program of Merit Certification
Generations United is now accepting applications to recognize outstanding intergenerational programs that are connecting younger and older people in the United States. The Program of Distinction and Program of Merit (new in 2022) designations are based on the criteria that underpin the effectiveness of any intergenerational program and are intended to recognize the rich diversity among programs that involve older and younger generations. Applications are due August 22, 2022. Learn more and apply!
Thank You to Our Members and Supporters
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Register Today for Our Upcoming Webinars
Cultural Responsiveness in Intergenerational Programs on Aug. 16
Join Generations United on August 16 at 2 p.m. ET for a webinar on the importance of cultural responsiveness in intergenerational programming. The virtual event, co-hosted by the National Indian Child Welfare Association and the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, will include examples of organizations bringing younger and older people together in diverse communities and provide practical recommendations for designing programs and activities that reflect different cultural norms and values. More details to come. Register today!
Adrian Sherratt/The Observer
Reimagining Intergenerational Housing Webinar on Aug. 23
Join Generations United and Nesterly for a webinar on August 23, 2022, at 2 p.m. ET exploring the emerging continuum of intergenerational living approaches, including home sharing, and how communities and organizations can help advance them. Presenters will include Donna Butts of Generations United, Noelle Marcus of Nesterly, and Jennifer Molinsky of the Joint Center on Housing Studies at Harvard University. Register today!
Network Hosts Webinars During National Kinship Care Month
The Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network: A National Technical Assistance Center, is hosting two free webinars during National Kinship Care Month:
The Keys to Effective Collaboration
Presenter: Dr. Terry Cross (Seneca), Senior Advisor & Founding Executive Director, National Indian Child Welfare Association
Thursday September 8, 2022
2-3:30 pm ET

Family Dynamics in Kinship Families: Implications for Services and Programs
Presenter: Dr. Joseph Crumbley, nationally-renowned kinship expert, trainer, consultant, & therapist
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
2-3:30 p.m. ET
Culture United - My Name Is Pauli Murray
My Name Is Pauli Murray (2021) is an Amazon Prime documentary that chronicles the life of Black queer poet, social justice advocate, lawyer, and ordained Episcopal priest Pauli Murray. Pauli became an orphan by the time she was a toddler. So, her godmother and namesake, Aunt Pauline raised Pauli. Aunt Pauline’s guidance and support prepared Pauli to make history, including laying the groundwork for Brown v. Board of Education (1954) and late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s advocacy for women. 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.
Family Connections hosts National Virtual Kinship Town Hall
This great event, which takes place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 9, features Assistant Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Admiral Rachel Levine, who’ll highlight current and planned national efforts to support kinship families.

A celebrity guest will also share their kinship story. Don’t wait! Register here now!
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 Community Heart & Soul Seed Grant Program provides $10,000 in startup funding for resident-driven groups in small cities and towns across the United States to implement the Community Heart & Soul model. Grant funding requires a $10,000 cash match from the participating municipality or partner organization. Applying organizations must be from communities with populations of 2,500 to 30,000. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all grants have been awarded. Learn more.

The Department of Education posted the application for $68 million in grants to support students through Full-Service Community Schools today. Applications are due Sept. 12, 2022. Learn more.

If you have—or know of—any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to gu@gu.org.
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources
Generations United Resources
Koreatown Storytelling Program Profile is part of our work to spotlight outstanding intergenerational programming in diverse communities around the country. This program is an oral history and media project connecting high school journalists and community elders in Los Angeles’s Koreatown neighborhood. Learn more.

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.

Racial Equity Toolkits are designed to give resources and tips to child welfare agencies, other government agencies, and nonprofit organizations, so they can better serve all grandfamilies. Generations United has produced a toolkit for American Indian and Alaska Native grandfamilies, African-American grandfamilies, and Latino grandfamilies. 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.
"I still can't believe I danced with Gene Kelly. How lucky am I that I've been in movies where I've danced with two of the greatest dancers of all time - with Gene Kelly and John Travolta.

Dame Olivia Newton-John, late singer & actress on how dancing led to an connection with dancers who span generations

We want Generations This Week to be a resource for you. Please send us any national news on intergenerational issues in addition to upcoming conferences, funding opportunities, research, reports, and webinars. You can connect with other intergenerational enthusiasts through our Facebook group. Please also let us know how we can improve! Email us at gu@gu.org. We'd love to hear from you!
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The cover of the Spring 2022 edition of GRAND Magazine, featuring a photograph of Maria Shriver