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 Volume 13, Issue 43
October 24, 2018
In the News
  • The Atlanta Constitution-Journal reported on Georgia's foster care system possibly being in crisis. The article features our GrAND Member  Eugene Vickerson . Read the story .
  • The Richmond Register did a story on the challenges faced by grandparents raising grandchildren. The story features our GrAND member Sonya Begay. Learn more.
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Submit to Present at our 2019 Conference by Oct. 31
We're excited to have The Eisner Foundation as the Presenting Sponsor for our 2019 Global Intergenerational Conference with Bridge Meadows ! Proud of your intergenerational work? Submit proposals to present by Oct. 31. Learn more.
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters 
We thank David Ochoa and Bob Donohue for their donation. 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 !
Grandfamilies Stories - Love WIthout Borders
Maria and Jose: Love Knows No Boundaries
Maria and Jose's story is featured in our report, Love WIthout Borders: Grandfamilies and Immigration. At  55, they are raising their grandchildren, Rebecca, Lily, Mari and Alicia. Maria and Jose were born in Mexico and have lived in the United States for almost 20 years. Jose became a U.S. citizen in the 1990s after the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. When the girls came to live with them, Maria had permanent residency and her green card and was working on obtaining U.S. citizenship. Read on to learn to how Casey Family Programs helped keep their family connected
Cool Ideas
On the Table
On the Table, part of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's day of community conversations around the city, connects generations through discussions. "It's time to move past the idea of 'these young people' and 'these old people' and welcome in a space of transformation," said Katina Fuller-Scott, event organizer. 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
Hey, Kiddo
In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka 's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. Hey, Kiddo is a memoir about growing up in a family grappling with addiction. His mom is in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery -- Jarrett doesn't know where to find him, or even what his name is. Jarrett lives with his grandparents -- two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they were through with raising children until Jarrett came along. 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
Annie's Grants for Gardens. Funding is provided to K-12 school gardens nationwide to help children start thinking more holistically about their food, their communities, and the planet. Grants may be used to purchase any supplies for an edible garden, such as plants, seeds, raised beds, fencing, wheelbarrows, greenhouses, and drip irrigation systems. Public, charter, and private schools, as well as school districts and nonprofit organizations supporting a school garden, are eligible to apply. Deadline: Nov. 1, 2018. Learn more.

Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence. An initiative of the Bruner Foundation, the Award discovers and celebrates urban places that are distinguished by quality design along with their social and economic contributions to our nation's cities .. The Gold Medal winner will receive a $50,000 award, and four Silver Medal winners will receive $10,000 each. Deadline: Dec. 12, 2018. Learn more.

If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources  
Research and Resources
Raising the Children of the Opioid Epidemic (Updated).  The amended report shows that -- overall -- foster care systems are relying more on grandparents and other relatives to care for children when their parents cannot. The report includes recommendations on how to connect grandfamilies to the same supports and services that traditional unrelated foster families receive. Learn more

All In Together: Creating Places Where Young And Old Thrive. This new report from Generations United and The Eisner Foundation  includes the findings of two national surveys, profiles of model programs and recommendations for how we can increase the number of intergenerational shared sites .   Learn more .
Aging in America Conference. American Society on Aging. New Orleans, LA. April 15-18, 2019.  Learn more .

20th Global Intergenerational Conference.  Generations United and Bridge Meadows.  Portland, OR. June 12-14, 2019. Learn more
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It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end." ~Ursula Le Guin, whose birthday was Sunday (see meme)

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Alan King
Communications Specialist
Generations United
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