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 Volume 8, Issue 29
July 17, 2013
Thanks to Our Conference Sponsors!
Thanks to the support of the generous sponsors listed below, Generations United's 17th International Conference will be the best thus far. On behalf of Generations United staff and board, our members, and all our conference attendees, we'd like to send sincere thanks to:
  • AARP Foundation
  • Aon
  • The Brookdale Foundation Group
  • Chaminade University
  • The Hartford
  • Kevin Brabazon
  • Matz, Blancato, and Associates
  • MetLife Foundation
  • National Center for Creative Aging
  • Pfizer
  • Routledge Journals
  • Verizon Foundation
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Volunteers of America
Stand Up for National Service 
ServiceNation has launched a campaign, "Will You Stand With Us?" The campaign aims to save national service programs from the fiscal chopping block and to showcase, in a fun and creative way, the broad and diverse support national service enjoys across America. Spread the word and encourage people to take a stand! Learn more.
Meet the Top 24 Under 24 Youth ChangeMakers

This year, The Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council and SparkAction are honoring 24 young people who are strengthening our democracy through what might seem an unlikely route given their ages: deep engagement in policymaking and governance. Selected by the young members of the Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council, these Top 24 Under 24 Youth Changemakers come from all walks of life and have truly inspiring stories to share about their own experiences and their work to strengthen the policies and systems that touch their lives. Learn more.

Age to age Offers Lessons Learned

Discover how 10 communities in northeastern Minnesota are successfully engaging all generations in their communities through AGE to age: bringing the generations together. This program, an initiative of the Northland Foundation, has produced a brochure and two videos that offer lessons learned since the program began in 2008.

Learn more.

Intergeneration Month Is Moving to September
Intergeneration Month, the highly successful campaign to connect generations through storytelling and other activities is moving to the month of September. The month will now coincide with celebration of Grandparents Day, celebrated the first Sunday after Labor Day (this year the date is Sept. 8.) Visit Intergeneration Month for ideas, resources, and tips. 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.
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
Online Resources
Online Diabetes Workshop. National Council on Aging. Offers tips on nutrition and exercise, making informed treatment decisions, and communicating better with doctors. Learn more.



America's 10 Million Unemployed Youth Spell Danger for Future Economic Growth. Center for American Progress. Examinations how current high levels of unemployment among our young could jeopardize our future. Learn more.  


Key Elements of a QRIS Validation Plan. Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation at the Administration for Children and Families. Provides practical tools for states and evaluators to use in developing a validation plan for their Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). Learn more.


The State of Aging & Health in America 2013. Centers for Prevention and Disease Control. Provides a snapshot of our nation's progress in promoting prevention, improving the health and well-being of older adults, and reducing behaviors that contribute to premature death and disability. Learn more.


Tools and Toolkits

Tools for Advocates of Limiting Payday Lending.  Center for Community Economic Development. Provides useful tools for limiting payday lending, which can mire consumers in perpetual debt. Learn more. 


How to Strengthen Financial Management. Wallace Foundation. Offers resources nonprofit organizations can use to strengthen their financial practices. Learn more.


Image Gallery. Shares infographics and photos to both educate and inspire on the topic of bullying. Learn more.



Going Deeper in Service-Learning: Evaluating Performance and Refining the Project. National Youth Leadership Council. Wed., July 31 at 3:00pm 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.

White House Website on Early Learning. Compiles information on current early childhood efforts across federal agencies, including child care, Head Start, and home visiting programs, as well as provide details on the president's Preschool for All proposal. 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.

Why News Matters. Robert R. McCormick Foundation. Chicago. Aug. 14, 2013. Learn more.

Intergenerational Summit on Why News Matters. Nonprofit Risk Management Center. Boston. Aug. 25-27. 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.  


25th Annual 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.  



"Youth Migration: Moving Development Forward." International Youth Day 2013. United Nations. Aug. 14, 2013. Learn more.  


"Break Barriers, Open Doors: For an Inclusive Society for All." International Day of Persons with Disabilities. United Nations. Dec. 3, 2013. Learn more. 

In the News
Read the recent, thought-provoking blog in the Huffington Post
written by our great friend Irv Katz of the National Human Services Assembly. It's a call to action we should all heed.  

The Caledonian Record in St. Johnsbury, Vt. recently ran a heartwarming story that began, "This summer children and seniors are eating together thanks to the generosity of the Gilman Senior Center, which has opened its doors to local children this summer...."
"I want to be the bridge to the next generation." -- Michael Jordan  

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Colleen Appleby-Carroll
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Generations United


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