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 Volume 8, Issue 1
January 2, 2013
Happy New Year!
Free Webinar: Keys to Successful Intergenerational Programs
At our next free webinar learn the keys to building innovative intergenerational programs. You'll hear from practitioners whose programs have earned Generations United's Program of Distinction designation.You'll also discover strategies for overcoming common challenges. Wed., Jan. 16 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm ET. Reserve your spot. 
Promote Your Good Work in 2013!

Want a cost-effective way to promote your good work in 2013? Become a sponsor of the upcoming Generations United 17th International Conference, Intergenerational Pathways for Strengthening Communities. For just $250, we will feature your website on our Virtual Exhibit Hall. For up to eight months (ending in August 2013), you can showcase your products and services to the more than 7,000 visitors who come to the Generations United website monthly. To learn more about this great opportunity, contact Leah Bradley .

We Can't Thank You Enough!
We at Generations United are truly thankful for the wonderful support we received in 2012. Here's a toast to the following folks who generously responded to our year-end appeal.
  • Lisa Schell, in honor of Camp & Fran Kirkland
  • Hollie Ellis, in honor of Norris Kimberley
  • Eric Kingson
  • Douglas Lent
  • Kenyattah Robinson in honor of her grand mother, Evelyn Young Robinson, and her great uncle, Luther Young, a member of our nation's Greatest Generation
  • Robert Donohue and David Ocoha, in honor of Donna Butts
  • Donna Butts, in honor of the talented, dedicated staff at Generations United.  
Call for Papers on Kinship Care

The Journal of Family Social Work has issued a call for papers for its special edition on "Understanding Kinship Care: Implications for Policy and Practice." This special edition provides an opportunity to explore recent developments in research in working with "kin" families and their children, to discuss model programs and to explore policy and funding implications for state programs wrestling with these issues. Articles are due Jan. 31, 2013. Submit your article. Get more information.  

Member Focus:
Capital City Intergenerational Care, Inc. 
Located in Raleigh, NC, Capital City Intergenerational Care, Incorporated

provides an environment where children and youth, senior citizens, and adults receive ongoing services in the same environment. CCIC also promotes interaction among life-span age groups through planned intergenerational activities.Through those activities, CCIC provides: 

  • Care and academic support in a safe environment for school-age children and youth during times when school is not in session
  • A warm accepting environment where senior participants can be with others who have similar conditions and participate in affirming and meaningful activities.
  • Support to senior adults in maintaining as much personal independence as possible to increase their self-worth, dignity and enhancement of the quality of their lives.
  • Support and respite to the family from constant care-giving at home.
  • Ways to foster positive appreciation of and interaction between all age-groups through planned activities.

Learn more. 

Funding Opportunities
Our Town Grants. National Endowment for the Arts has issued 2013 application guidelines. Grants range from $25,000 to $200,000. Deadline: Jan. 14, 2013. Learn more.   


AAUW Community Action Grants. AAUW is providing grants of up to $10,000 for innovative approaches to promote education and equity for women. Deadline: Jan. 15, 2013. Learn more.


Everyday Technologies for Alzheimer Care Grants. Alzheimer's Association and Intel Corp. Seeking Letters of Intent for studies having to do with personalized diagnostics, preventive tools, and/or interventions for adults coping with the spectrum of cognitive aging and neuro-degenerative disease. Two awards of up to $200,000 will be awarded.

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2013. Learn more.   


AmeriCorps State & National Grants. Corporation for National and Community Service. Seeking proposals for programs that can demonstrate community impact and solve community problems using an evidence-based or evidence-informed approach. Deadline: Jan. 23, 2013. Learn more.  

Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants. YSA and Sodexo Foundation are offering $500 grants for youth-led service projects that address childhood hunger. Deadline: Jan. 31, 2013. Learn more.   


Disney Friends for Change. YSA and Disney are providing $1,000 grants to young change-makers who want to help make a lasting, positive change in the world. Deadline: Feb. 10, 2013. Learn more.   


Youth Service America (YSA) Grants. Each year, YSA supports youth-led service with over $1 million in YSA Grants. Learn more.        
Great Resources
Conference Call
Translating Innovation to Impact: Evidence-based interventions to support people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers at home and in the community. The Alliance for Aging Research, in partnership with the Administration on Aging and with support of the MetLife Foundation. Call will discuss the white paper and its findings and recommendations. Thurs., Jan. 10, 2013 from 3:00pm to 4:15pm ET. Learn more.

Fact Sheets
Lead for Literacy. Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. Provides research and recommendations on a variety of issues related to children's literacy development. Download the series.

Young Children at Risk: National and State Prevalence of Risk Factors. National Center for Children in Poverty. Discusses the variety of factors that put children at risk for school failure, providing data on the prevalence of these risk factors at the state and national level. Download the fact sheet.

Issue Brief
Supporting Policy and Program Decisions: Recommendations for Conducting High Quality Systematic Evidence Reviews. Mathematica Policy Research's Center for Improving Research. Explains how to sift through and make sense of the research on a given topic in order to make informed, evidence-based choices. Download the pdf.

Family Caregiving and Transitional Care: A Critical Review. National Center on Caregiving at Family Caregiver Alliance. Examines the often ignored, yet absolutely essential, role of caregiving families as patients transition from one healthcare setting to another. Download the report.

Selected Caregiver Assessment Measures: A Resource Inventory for Practitioners. National Center on Caregiving at Family Caregiver Alliance. Offers ways to accurately assess the knowledge and well-being of family caregivers as they perform the tasks necessary to maintain the health of their ill or elderly relatives. Download the report.
 "Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards."
 Soren Kierkegaard

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