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 Volume 8, Issue 2
January 9, 2013
Free Webinar: Keys to Successful Intergenerational Programs
What sets apart the intergenerational programs that have earned the distinction of being named Generations United Programs of Distinction? At our next free seminar, you'll discover the answer, along with keys to building your own great, innovative intergenerational program. Wed., Jan. 16 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm ET. Reserve your spot. 
Get Noticed. Be a Conference Sponsor!

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.

Mentoring: A Great Way to Start the New Year
Sometimes, a mentor can mean all the difference in the world to a child or young person. January is National Mentoring Month. Find out how you or your organization can support mentoring or recruit mentors. Check out the National Mentoring Month website sponsored by Harvard School of Public Health, MENTOR National Mentoring Partnership, and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Learn more.
Campaign Aims to Boost Positive View of Older Adults  
The National Council on Aging has asked its staff to share what they believe about older adults. Now, they're asking others to share their views, as well. See why the folks at NCOA believe older adults are wise ... deserve dignity ... and should never have to choose between food and medicine. Then offer your own insights, and ask children and young people to offer theirs. Learn more.
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NASI Seeking Summer Interns
The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) is looking for at least 20 outstanding summer interns for 2013. Think about the talented young people you know -- students, mentees, interns, and relatives -- and encourage them to apply for an exciting summer in Washington, DC. NASI's internship programs offer a wide array of opportunities and a $3,500 stipend. Learn more.
Patrick Gaston Named President of the Western Union Foundation
Patrick Gaston, a former member of Generations United's Board of Directors and one of our long-time friends, recently assumed the presidency of the Western Union Foundation. In naming Gaston to the post, Western Union Foundation Board Chair John Dye said, "Patrick is a visionary Corporate Social Responsibility executive with extensive Fortune 500 global experience and strong knowledge in building strategic alliances." Quite a plaudit -- and well-deserved, Patrick!
Hatton-Yeo Awarded MBE
Congratulations to our colleague across the pond, Alan Hatton-Yeo, CEO of the Beth Johnson Foundation, who was awarded the MBE -- Member of the Order of the British Empire -- "For services to Promoting Inter-generational Practice." According to the British Cabinet Office, Hatton-Yeo was among those selected by Queen Elizabeth II to be part of The New Year's Honours List 2013, which is published "in recognition of the achievements and service of extraordinary people right across the United Kingdom."
Well done, Alan!
We Can't Thank You Enough!
Nor should we misidentify you when offering our thanks. But that's what we did (okay I did) last week when paying tribute to one of our generous donors, Kenyattah Robinson. So, here's how the acknowledgement should have read: Thanks to Kenyattah Robinson in honor of his grandmother, Evelyn Young Robinson, and  great uncle, Luther Young, a member of our nation's Greatest Generation. Mea culpa and many thanks, Kenyattah!
Member Focus:
Easter Seals 
Easter Seals offers help, hope and answers to more than a million children and adults living with autism and other disabilities or special needs and their families each year. Services and support are provided through a network of more than 550 sites in the U.S. and through Ability First Australia. Each center provides exceptional services that are individualized, innovative, family-focused and tailored to meet specific needs of the particular community served. Primary Easter Seals services include:

Easter Seals also advocates for the passage of legislation to help people with disabilities achieve independence, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Passed in 1990, the ADA prohibits discrimination against anyone who has a mental or physical disability, guaranteeing the civil rights of people with disabilities. Learn more. 

Funding Opportunities
Capital Grants. The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is offering capital grants for qualified organizations that provide services in any one of the foundation's program areas: Older Adults; Workforce Development; Basic Human Needs and Health; Disabilities, Education, Children, Youth and Families; and General Community Support. Letters of Intent received on a rolling basis. Learn more.

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.


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.  

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: Feb. 6, 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.   


Captain Planet Foundation Grants. Seed grants for programs that engage children and young people in active, hands-on community service projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities. Deadline: Feb. 28, 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
Call for Papers
The Journal of Family Social Work.
Seeking papers for special edition on "Understanding Kinship Care: Implications for Policy and Practice. Articles are due Thurs. Jan. 31, 2013. Get more information. Submit your article.

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 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 who care for ill or elderly relatives. Download the report.

Silver and Blue: The Unfinished Business of Mental Health Care for Older Adults. John A. Hartford Foundation. Looks at results of a survey showing that large majorities of older Americans with depression, anxiety or other mental health disorders are receiving treatment that does not meet evidence-based standards. Download a PowerPoint presentation.

Volunteering and Civic Life in America. Corporation for National and Community Service and the National Conference on Citizenship. Offers analysis of volunteering in America, which is at its highest rate since 2005. Download the report.

Suicide Prevention Among Older Adults. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Administration for Community Living (ACL). Free webinar will discuss risk factors for suicide, screening tools and effective prevention interventions, and provide information about suicide prevention resources. Wed., Jan. 16, 2013 from 2:30pm to 4:00pm. Register.
In the News
The Chronicle of Philanthropy featured a thought-provoking op-ed, "Social-Service Workers Should Unite to Prevent Another Newtown," written by Irv Katz, chief executive of the National Human Services Assembly. Read the op-ed.

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