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 Volume 8, Issue 17
April 24, 2013
Still Time to Celebrate Global Youth Service Day

Global Youth Service Day celebrates the young people around the world who are finding their voice, taking action, and creating real change. Get involved in your community this April 26-28 and let's change the world together. Learn more.

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Get Ready to Apply for the Eisner Prize!
The Eisner Foundation will begin accepting applications for the Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence on April 29. The prize is a cash award given annually to recognize excellence by an individual or a non-profit organization in uniting multiple generations, especially seniors and youth, to bring about positive and lasting changes in their community. Be sure to view the new, brief video on the foundation's website that features Michael Eisner talking about why they started the prize.


Elders Are Stars of College Literary Radio Show
The University of Colorado has a hit on its hands: a literary radio show called, "And So it Goes." On the show, elders share their stories and life experiences with the radio audience. The show has become extremely popular on campus and is part of the Intergenerational Voices Project created by the local arts and aging nonprofit Circle of Care. Listen to a radio program. Learn more from Circle of Care Founder and Program Developer Joan Raderman.   
Website Promotes Positive Attitudes Toward Aging
Lindsey McDivitt, a writer and advocate for intergenerational understanding, has launched a website that showcases children's books with positive older characters and shares strategies and resources that everyone can use to strengthen connections between generations. McDivitt will also be a presenter at our 17th International Conference! Learn more.
Teens and Elders: Mind the Gap!
The New York Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for the summer session of Mind the Gap: Intergenerational Theatre Workshop. The workshop pairs teens (14 to 18) and older adults (60 and above) to interview each other and write a play based on their life stories. Application deadline is May 17. Learn more.
17th International Conference
Thursday Will Have You Clamoring for Technology
Technology is changing the way that people relate to each other and to the world.Thursday's keynote session will focus on the ways in which individuals and organizations are using new and emerging technologies to facilitate intergenerational communication and help build meaningful relationships. You'll hear from several intergenerational specialists who use technology in creative, effective, and generation-connecting ways. You'll also engage in an interactive activity that allows you to further explore these and other intergenerational engagement strategies. Learn more.

In the coming weeks, we'll share more details about the myriad workshops, roundtables, poster sessions, and other keynotes you don't want to miss! Register now.  (Advanced Registration deadline is May 24.)
A Thousand Thanks!
We at Generations United are thankful for our donors and members. In fact, we can't thank you enough -- but we can recognize your generosity. So here's a tip of the hat to: Julie Tippens for her donation in honor of Bill Libro's birthday.

We also thank the following members who have recently joined us or renewed their membership:
  • A Little Help - Denver, CO
  • The Multi-Generational Center - Fortuna, CA
  • Intergeneration Foundation - Colorado Springs, CO   

You, too, can become a supporter of Generations United either by becoming a member or by making a donation in honor of someone you care about. 

Birth to Five Changes Name, Expands Policy Focus
The "Birth to Five Policy Alliance" is changing its name to the "Alliance for Early Success" (the Alliance) and extending its policy focus through age eight. Created in 2005, the core mission is the same: improving state policies for vulnerable children starting at the earliest time. The expanded age range is based on the science of how children develop and the latest research in early childhood. 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.

Key Transitions in Postsecondary Education.USA Funds. Seeking proposals for programs that provide educational support services benefiting low- income students, first-generation students, students of color, foster youth, and adult learners in an effort to increase their persistence to complete college. Deadline: May 24. Learn more.


Lawrence Foundation Grants. Makes grants to US-based qualified charitable organizations, primarily those address human services, the environment, and disaster relief. Deadline: April 30. 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. 


Cooperative Agreement to Support Navigators in Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Exchanges. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Seeks individuals and entities to provide unbiased information to consumers about health insurance, the new Health Insurance Marketplace, qualified health plans, and public programs including Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. Deadline: June 7, 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


Redeem the Dream: Jobs Rebuild America.National Urban League. Commemorates the milestones that have occurred in black history in the 50 years since the height of the civil rights movement. Learn more.



Helping Children Cope with Disaster. American Red Cross and FEMA.

Provides suggestions for parents and caregivers helping children after stressful or traumatic events. Learn more.


Online Resources

Profile of Older Americans: 2012. Administration on Aging. Offers latest key statistics on older Americans in key subject areas. Learn more. 


Growing Old Around the Globe. University of Pennsylvania. Six-week online course analyzes critical questions about age and ageing around the world. Course begins June 10. Learn more.    


New website for Generations, Inc. Our colleagues in Boston have debuted a a great new website full of helpful information and resources. Learn more. 


Ideas for Intergenerational Living Newsletter. Penn State Extension. Free online newsletter that covers a broad range of topics. Learn more. 



Plays Nice with Others. National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER). Examines research on young children's social-emotional development and how it is related to kindergarten readiness and success in school. Thurs., April 25 at 2:00pm ET. Learn more.


After School Innovators & Middle School Success. After School Alliance and MetLife Foundation. Highlights last year's MetLife Foundation Afterschool Innovator Award winners and offers helpful tips about the selection process. Thurs., April 25 at 3:00pm ET. Learn more.


MIPPA: What We've Learned, And What's Next. National Council on Aging (NCOA). Examines lessons learned since the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) was enacted in 2008. Tues., April 30 at 2:00 pm ET. Learn more.


Youth Impact: Evaluating Your Impact and Celebrating Success!  

National Youth Leadership Council. Shows ways to recognize the impact and success of service-learning projects. Wed., May 1 at 7:00 pm ET.


A Global Look at Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Strategies for Success. 

Office of Adolescent Health. Examines how teen pregnancy outcomes in the United States compare globally, and what we can learn from teen pregnancy prevention efforts abroad. Thurs., May 2 at 2:00pm ET. Learn more.
2013 National Lifespan Respite Conference and Grantee Meeting.

Massachusetts Lifespan Respite Coalition and ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center. Boston. October 15-18, 2013. Learn more.

"Answers on Aging." National Association of Area Agencies on Aging's 38th Annual Conference & Tradeshow. Louisville. July 27-31, 2013. Learn more. 



iConnect Generations Expo. GEDCO and Y of Central Maryland. Baltimore, MD. Fri., May 10, 2013. Learn more. 


Intergenerational Fashion Show

Spring Into Summer. Bridges Together. Maynard, MA. Sun., April 28, 2013. Learn more. 


Health Promotion  

Annual Active Aging Week Health Promotion Event. International Council on Active Aging. For 2013, the theme "Discover your community," encourages older adults and the organizations that serve them to focus on developing a more active community as part of an overall wellness objective. Learn more.

In the News
Sally Abrahms takes a look at multigenerational living in the April issue of AARP Bulletin in her article, "3 Generations Under One Roof."
In her article in US News and World Report, journalist Emily Brandon looks at "Places Where Workers Pay the Most Into Social Security."
"Never believe a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have."           - Margaret Mead 

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