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 Volume 8, Issue 3
January 16, 2013



President & First Lady Issue Call to Service

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are urging Americans to join them this weekend in celebrating the National Day of Service on Jan. 19, 2013 to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Learn more.
Get Noticed. Be a Conference Sponsor!

Here's 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.

Webcast to Focus on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Join Grantmakers for Children, Youth & Families for an informative webcast called "Second Generation Parenting: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren." The webcast will explore the reasons why grandparents become primary caregivers for their grandchildren, the joys and challenges associated with raising grandchildren and support services currently in place to assist "grandfamilies" emotionally, financially and legally. Donna Butts will be  a featured speaker. Tues., Jan. 22, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm ET. 
PBS to Examine Aging in America

Coming of Age in an Aging America is an extensive public media project aimed at creating conversation and action to productively shape America as an aging society.

The project elements promoting this aim are:

  • A long form nationally broadcast PBS documentary
  • A fully built-out interactive and social networked website
  • A multi-year public engagement effort to be launched just prior to the broadcast

Learn more. 

NASI Annual Conference 
The American Tax Payer Relief Act of 2012 has been signed into law, but much remains unresolved. Take stock of the broader context and delve into solutions at NASI's 25th annual conference, Medicare and Social Security in a Time of Budget Austerity. The conference takes place in Washington, DC from Jan. 31 to Feb.1, 2013. Learn more.

You can also register for one of four free roundtables that will be held concurrently on Fri, Feb. 1 (Day 2 of the conference) from 9:15am to 10:30 am ET.The free roundtales include:
  • Dual Eligibles: Care Coordination in the States
  • People vs. Pundits: A Disconnect in Public Opinion on Social Security
  • Opioid Use, Overuse and Abuse in Workers' Compensation
  • How Has the Safety Net Fared in the Great Recession and Subsequent Recovery?

Learn more.

New Report Analyzes Big Shifts in Philanthropy
In a new report, Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2013, philanthropy scholar Lucy Bernholz, captures the changing landscape of what it means to use private resources for the public good. Published in conjunction with GrantCraft, a joint project of the New York City-based Foundation Center and the European Foundation Centre in Brussels, the report notes that the big shifts in philanthropy that matter for both donors and "doers" are data-related. Bernholz argues that data is becoming central to how foundations, nonprofits, businesses, and policy makers shape the social economy. She also asserts that the use, ownership, and access rules of data will be as important for the social economy in the twenty-first century as the charitable tax deduction was for nonprofits in the twentieth. Learn more.
Member Focus:
The Friendship Center at Schooley's Mountain 
As the very first Intergenerational Child Care Center in Northwest New Jersey, The Friendship Center at Schooley's Mountain is a model for other child care groups pursuing the intergenerational child care concept. Located in Hackettstown, The Friendship Center was conceived in 1990 when the Board of Trustees of the Heath Village retirement community saw a promising opportunity: to establish an intergenerational childcare in a retirement community setting that would help working parents and provide a special kind of individual attention from older adults that children need -- especially if grandparents live far away. The Friendship Center opened its doors in 1992 and was an immediate success -- and has been at full capacity since. Learn more.
Funding Opportunities
Capital Grants. The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is offering capital grants for qualified organizations that provide services in: 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.
 
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.   

 

"All About the Fruits and Veggies" Grants. In honor of the National Gardening Association's 40th Anniversary, Jamba Juice is offering $500 grants to 40 youth gardening initiatives for gardening supplies, curriculum, soil amendments and plants to help create engaging nutrition and gardening experiences. Deadline: Feb. 18, 2013. Learn more. 

 

Connecting Kids to Coverage Outreach and Enrollment Grants. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is calling for proposals for $32 million in grants aimed at continuing efforts to find and enroll eligible children in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Deadline: Feb. 21, 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.  

 

Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation Grants. Seeks concept papers

for innovative projects that help youth with disabilities develop the leadership and employment skills they need to succeed, particularly for careers in science, technology and the environment. Deadline: June 1, 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
Books
Grandparenting Guides. Arthur Kornhaber, MD. Now available in e-reader format from Amazon.com. Learn more.

Aging and the Macroeconomy: Long-Term Implications of an Older Population. The National Academies Press. Offers four practical approaches for preparing resources to support the future consumption of households and for adapting to the new economic landscape.
 
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.

Internships
Summer Interns. National Academy of Social Insurance. Looking for 20 outstanding summer interns for 2013.
Learn more.

Reports 
Third Grade Follow-up to the Head Start Impact Study. Administration for Children and Families (ACF). Tracks children after their participation in a Head Start program and compares them to peers who did not participate.
The Recession's Ongoing Impact on Children, 2012. First Focus and the Urban Institute. Uses three measures of children's economic well-being from 2007 to 2012: children with an unemployed parent, participation in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and child poverty. Learn more.

Toolkit
Service Learning Through Digital Learning. Digital Learning Day.org. Offers multiple digital resources that provide youth with opportunities to engage in hands-on civic learning opportunities organized through digital content.
Webinars
Technology and Service Learning: An Engaging Combination. National Youth Leadership Council. Allows you to explore the parallels between service-learning and technology and offers specific technology tools that lend themselves to project-based learning and service. Thurs., Jan. 24, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm ET. 
Learn more.

Budget Basics: Helping Older Adults Become Savvy Saving Seniors. National Council on Aging. Explores resources and best practices for community-based money-management education for older adults. Thurs. Jan 24, from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. 

 

Promising Practices for Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and

Supports. Administration for Community Living. Discusses the Affordable Care Act's impact on older adults, people with disabilities and the aging and disability networks, focusing on managed long-term services and supports. Tues. Jan. 29, from 3:30pm to 5:00 pm ET. Learn more.
Quote
 "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"
Martin Luther King, Jr. 

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