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 Volume 8, Issue 28
July 10, 2013
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Yoo Hoo! Only Five Days Left to Apply for the Eisner Prize 

If you haven't submitted your nomination for the 2013 Eisner Prize, you should get moving! The Eisner Foundation will award $150,000 cash to one organization for intergenerational excellence. In addition, the foundation will award $10,000 each to the five finalists. Spread the word! Tell your colleagues and friends. But most of all: SEND IN YOUR NOMINATION! Deadline: July 15, 2013. Learn more.  

Shakespeare Takes the Stage at 17th International Conference
Love Shakespeare? Then you must join us at 9:45am Wed. morning, July 31 for the conference workshop Shakespeare: An Intergenerational Perspective.Through this engaging theatrical presentation, the Wilmington Shakespeare Company will provide a glimpse into how Shakespeare's work incorporates intergenerational topics of our time. It will get you pondering questions, such as: Have society's attitudes on aging changed since the time of Shakespeare over 400 years ago? What clues does Shakespeare give us into the universal issue of intergenerational relationships and generational conflicts? What guidance does he provide for building strong intergenerational communities? What can Shakespeare teach us about mentoring and service? Learn more.
U of Pittsburgh Offers Intergenerational Course Online
This September, the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work and Generations is offering "Introduction to Intergenerational Programs," a well-respected online course developed by our esteemed colleague Sally Newman, PhD. Learn more.
New Image Gallery from recently added an Image Gallery to share infographics and photos to both educate and inspire on the topic of bullying.
The image gallery contains images created for social media distribution and have been featured on our social media channels.  
2013 Kids Count Data Book Released
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book finds that children in the United States continue to make gains in the areas of education and health despite a growing poverty rate. Adding to the ongoing national conversation on early childhood education, the latest Data Book offers expanded coverage of America's youngest children. Learn more.
Summer 2013 Grandparents as Parents Newsletter Now Available
Get the latest news and information for grandparents raising grandchildren by reading the latest issue of the Grandparents as Parents Newsletter. 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.

RSVP 2014 Notice of Funding Opportunity. Corporation for National and Community Service. Offers more than $14 million in total funding to organizations that will sponsor Retired Senior Volunteer Programs (RSVP). Letter of Inquiry due: Aug. 9, 2013. Learn more.   


Community-Based Grant Program. Union Pacific Foundation. Helps nonprofit organizations in the Midwest and West build capacity, increase impact, and operate more effectively. Deadline: Aug. 14, 2013. (Early submissions are encouraged.) Learn more. 


Safeway Foundation Grants. Supports nonprofits providing services in four priority areas: hunger relief, education, health and human services, and assisting people with disabilities. Deadlines: quarterly and biannual.

World We Want Foundation. Seeks applications from youth for social change projects through social action activities, community service, service-learning, and social change. Deadline: Rolling. 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


Grandparents as Parents: A Survival Guide for Raising a Second Family. Sylvie de Toledo and Deborah Edler Brown. Navigates the difficult terrain that new and experienced relative caregivers face. Learn more.


Fact Sheet 

6 to 1. Casey Family Programs. Provides statistics and information on opportunities to transform the nation's child welfare system. Learn more.



Growing Young Minds: How Museums and Libraries Create Lifelong Learners. Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.Documents dozens of examples and 10 key ways libraries and museums are supporting young children. Learn more. 


Using Early Warning Data to Keep Students on Track toward College and Career. Data Quality Campaign (DQC). Details new ways of tracking student success using multiple data points - such as course success, academic skills, and/or attendance, research-based indicators form early warning systems (EWS). Learn more.



Money Smart for Older Adults. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Helps older adults and their caregivers prevent elder financial exploitation. Learn more.


Pathways for Youth. Forum for Youth Investment, National Collaboration for Youth, the American Institutes for Research and the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions. Comment on the Administration's efforts to support comprehensive efforts for youth. Wed., July 17 at 1:30pm Wed., July 17 at 2:30pm.

Helping Children Heal from Trauma: What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know.
North American Council on Adoptable Children. Thurs., July 18 at 8:00pm ET. Learn more. 


Healing from Food Insecurity. North American Council on Adoptable Children. Thurs., Sept. 19 at 1:00pm ET. Learn more. 

Webinar Series
Grant Seeking. Grant Station. Offers multiple webinars to enhance your grant-seeking skills. Learn more.

Social Security Goes Mobile-Friendly for Spanish Speakers. People visiting the Social Security Administration's Spanish website via smartphone (Android, Blackberry, iPhone, and Windows devices) will now automatically view the agency's new Spanish mobile-friendly site.

2013 National School Safety Conference. School Safety Advocacy Council. Las Vegas. July 22-26, 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.     


"Thinking differently: New Hope for Our Children."  39th Annual Conference. North American Council on Adoptable Children. Toronto. Aug. 7-10, 2013. Learn more. 


2013 National Lifespan Respite Conference and Grantee Meeting.

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


"Trauma Informed Care: Through the Lens of Caregivers." 11th Annual Professional Conference. Grandparents as Parents. Los Angeles. Oct. 21, 2013. Learn more. 


Gray Panthers National Conference. Washington, DC. Oct. 27-28, 2013. Learn more.


28th National Training Institute (NTI). ZERO to THREE. San Antonio.  

Dec. 11-14, 2013. Learn more.   


25thAnnual National Service Learning Conference. National Youth Leadership Council. Washington, DC. April 9-12, 2014. Learn more. 

Global Summit on Childhood 2014. Association for Childhood Education International. Vancouver, British Columbia. April 10-13, 2014. Learn more. 

In the News
Make sure you read our two new Huffington Post blogs:

"Civic Engagement Alive and Well with Older Adults" was co-authored by Donna Butts and Barb Quaintance, managing director of AARP Experience Corps and a member of the Generations United Board of Directors.

"Rally4Babies? If We Don't, Who Will?" was co-authored by Donna Butts, Joan Lombardi, and Mary Catherine Bateson. Dr.s Lombardi and Bateson are co-chairs of Generations United's Seniors4Kids.
And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
" -- William Shakespeare

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