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 Volume 8, Issue 36
September 4, 2013
Sunday is Grandparents Day! Check Out What We're Doing -- And What You Can Do!
Haven't decided what you're doing for Grandparents Day yet? Visit for tons of resources, ideas and information.

Check out just a few of our resources:

That's just the tip of the iceberg; we offer much, much more. And on Monday, we'll unveil Grand Resources: A Grandparent's and Other Relative Caregiver's Guide to Raising Children with Disabilities. The guide was developed with a generous grant from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, the private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation.  

Join in San Diego's Symposium on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
This Saturday, as a prelude to Grandparents Day (Sun. Sept. 8), our good friends in San Diego are holding a free conference and resource fair for grandparents and other relative caregivers raising young children. Activities will include a Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Symposium with live webcast that you can join in from 10:30am to 12:00pm Pacific Time. Click here to participate in the webcast. Materials from the event will be posted on the 2-1-1 San Diego website. Learn more.
ISO: Great Intergenerational Communities
MetLife Foundation and Generations United are searching the nation for communities that place immense value on intergenerational connections and quality of life for all. If your community fits that description, we invite you to apply to become a 2014 Best Intergenerational Community. Deadline to apply: Nov. 8, 2013. Download the application and learn more.
New Intergenerational Initiative Launched 
Mentor Up is a new way to make a difference from AARP Foundation. The effort will coordinate a variety of intergenerational youth-led service engagement activities across the U.S. Generations United is thrilled to be a national partner in this effort, and will soon issue an Letter of Inquiry for youth-led intergenerational programs aimed at creating relationships and providing service to older adults. Stay tuned!  Learn more. And be a part of the excitement by "liking" Mentor Up on facebook: and following the initiative on twitter: (@mentorup)
Love Technology? Y'all Head to Dallas this October 
Leading Age is holding its first annual HackFest this Oct. 25-27, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. The event will challenge participants to "Engage with Age" by creating a technology-driven tool to improve the lives of older adults and their families. Tools could include: an app, a website, an interactive online experience, or a device.Prizes will be awarded. Learn more. 
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Profiles: 2013 Eisner Prize Finalists

Each week, we are profiling one of the five organizations that the Eisner Foundation has named as finalists for The 2013 Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence. The recipient will be named in October.  


The Intergenerational Schools (Cleveland, Ohio)  

The Intergenerational Schools create, connect and guide multigenerational communities of lifelong learners and engaged citizens. They are successful Intergenerational Learning Communities that are transforming Cleveland, and the world, into a better and more equitable global community.   


The Intergenerational Schools serve as a model to encourage and assist other communities to create similar learning environments. 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.

null Innovation for Oral Health. DentaQuest Foundation. Supports nonprofit organizations working to create systems changes that reduce and eliminate barriers to oral healthcare access and promote community-based prevention strategies. Applications received on a rolling basis. Learn more.

Money Follows the Person Tribal Initiative Funding Opportunity. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Offers existing MFP state grantees and tribal partners the resources to build sustainable, community-based long- term services and supports (CB-LTSS) specifically for Indian country. Deadline: October 17, 2013. Learn more.


Pro Bono Professional Services to Nonprofit Organizations. Taproot Foundation. Makes grants of pro bono professional consulting services, called Service Grants, through its Service Grant Program. 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.

Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships. Sodexo Foundation. Invites applications for its STOP Hunger Scholarship program, which honors the efforts of young people working to end hunger in the United States. Applications accepted beginning October 5, 2013. Deadline: December 5, 2013. Learn more.

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
Connecting Generations: Integrating Aging Education and Intergenerational Programs with Elementary and Middle School Curricula. Offers educators of any venue with a user friendly guide to creating meaningful intergenerational programs. Includes lesson plans. To order, email Bettina Thorpe-Tucker.

Challenges and Contests

Listen to a Life Essay Contest. Legacy Project in partnership with Generations United. Offers students an opportunity to interview an older adult and share their experience in essay form. Learn more.

Intergeneration Month 2013 Storytelling Contest. Intergeneration Month. Is accepting generational stories from now through Dec. 31. Cash prizes of $1,000. Learn more. 

The Healthy Young America Video Contest. Young Invincibles and HHS. Taps into the creativity and energy of young Americans while raising awareness about and benefits of the Affordable Care Act. Learn more. 
Introduction to Intergenerational Programs.
University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work and Generations. Learn more. 

Fact Sheets
People with Medicare and the Heath Insurance Marketplace Frequently Asked Questions.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Reassures people with Medicare that the Health Insurance Marketplace won't affect their Medicare coverage and is not part of Medicare Open Enrollment.

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.
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.


2013 Alliance National Conference. Alliance for Children and Families. Minneapolis. Oct. 16-18, 2013. Learn more.


"Trauma Informed Care: Through the Lens of Caregivers." 11th Annual Professional Conference. Grandparents as Parents. Los Angeles. Oct. 21, 2013. For more information, call 1-818-264-0880 or email Carmen Carcia.


"Imagine Innovate Inspire." 2013 Conference and Expo. National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Washington, DC. Nov. 20-23, 2013. Learn more.  


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

Dec. 11-14, 2013. Learn more.  


In 2014  

2014 National Bullying Conference. School Safety Advocacy Council. 

Orlando, Fla. Feb. 26-28, 2014. 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.  


National Kinship Care Conference: Building Communities of Caring for Children and Families. CWLA. New Orleans. Sept. 17-19, 2014. Learn more. 



"Cherish the Legacy." Art Cart: Saving the Legacy. Two exhibitions will take place: one in New York City (Sept. 5-20) and in Washington, DC (Sept.11-29). 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
Take a moment to read "Why Workforce and Housing Aren't 'Elderly' Issues," an insightful blog by Robyn Stone that recently appeared in the Huffington Post.

And also read "Who Lands in the Safety Net?" the latest blog on Huffington Post by our friend Irv Katz of National Human Services Assembly.
"One of the joys of being a grandparent is getting to see the world again through the eyes of a child." -- David Suzuki 

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Generations United


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