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 Volume 8, Issue 37
September 11, 2013
null New Guide Out for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren with Disabilities
On Monday, we unveiled Grand Resources: A Grandparent's and Other Relative Caregiver's Guide to Raising Children with Disabilities. The guide equips caregivers, including those who provide full- and part-time care to relative children, with the national resources they need to help their children thrive, now and in the future.Grand Resources was developed with a generous grant from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, the private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation. Learn more.
Grandparents Day Celebration in Full Swing
Grandparents Day may have officially passed, but we're still celebrating. How about you? Visit for resources, ideas and information. And check out these:
Two-Part Webinar Series on Reframing Human Services
Register today for the National Human Services Assembly's webinar series to learn how you can become a part of a major new initiative to reframe how the general public and policy makers understand our sector. Learn more.
Youth Conference Will Be Monumental!
Don't miss the opportunity to improve your practice, increase your leadership skills, and further your commitment to changing communities and the world at MONUMENTAL, the 25th Annual National Service-Learning Conference and 26th Annual Global Youth Service Day! Co-hosted by National Youth Leadership Council and YSA, Monumental provides more than workshops and keynote addresses; it is an extension of the classroom for both youth and adults. Learn more.
Explore Taiwan's Intergenerational Connections
Interested in learning about how other cultures promote intergenerational connectedness? Then make plans to take part in the multi-city intergenerational study tour to Taiwan. The study tour is being offered by the Intergenerational Center at Chaminade University (Honolulu) and will take place March 11-18, 2014. As a participant, you'll visit school-based and kindergarten programs, a senior citizens home, a family education center, a new town community, and grandparent programs. To learn more, email Mae Mendelson or Matt Kaplan. Or, visit the Intergenerational Center's website.
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.
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NACAC Issues Call for Proposals
The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) has issued a call for proposals to present at its 40th annual conference, which will take place July 24-26, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. Deadline for proposals is Mon., Oct. 14, 2013. Learn more.


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. 
Intergenerational Programs Earn Award
Congratulations to Episcopal Retirement Homes of Cincinnati, Ohio for being selected for the Hobart Jackson Cultural Diversity Award from our friends at Leading Age. The Homes offer opportunities for residents to connect with children and youth through a variety of activities.
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Profiles: 2013 Eisner Prize Finalists

This is the final profile 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.  


Motion Picture & Television Fund (Los Angeles)  

Founded by cinema pioneers in 1921, the Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF) is a comprehensive service organization that provides a safety net of health and social services to more than 150,000 retired members of the entertainment industry. The MPTF's Media Center on its Wasserman Residential Campus provides a model of senior engagement that marries creativity with technology while involving multiple generations of volunteers.


Recognizing that the urge to create never goes away, the Media Center pairs older adults with high school and college volunteers and together they share their diverse film experience and skills across generations to create meaningful content together. Each week, original programming is developed and created by retired seniors working in collaboration with volunteers of all ages and with help and guidance from the talented Media Room staff. The result is an amazing array of original content, ranging from in-depth interviews, documentaries and comic shorts to highlights from campus and community events and greetings from staff, volunteers and families. 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.

null MLK Day Lead Organizer Grants. YSA and Corporation for National and Community Service. Offers up to 64 grants of varying amounts ($1,000 to $4,000) to organizations for Martin Luther King Day of Service (Mon., Jan. 20, 2014) activities. Deadline: Sept. 30, 2013. 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: Oct. 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. 


null 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Prudential Financial and National Association of Secondary School Principals. Awards grants to middle and high school students who volunteer in their communities. 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: Dec. 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. 

Are We Crazy About Our Kids? America's Promise Alliance. Illustrates why business leaders -- seemingly unlikely to care about early childhood programs -- are committed advocates for high quality early care and preschool. 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.


Hunger In Our Schools: Teachers' Report 2013. Share Our Strength. Shows that breakfast is key to academic success and that rethinking how we serve school breakfast is crucial to enhancing the educational experience for all. Learn more.  


National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) No. 20: Adverse Childhood Experiences in NSCAW.Administration for Children and Families. Reports that half of children surveyed had experienced four or more adverse childhood experiences such as neglect, abuse, or substance abuse or violence in the household. Learn more.



Social and Emotional Learning: From Research to Strategies. University of Minnesota l Extension. Shares a rationale for making social and emotional learning an educational priority in the United States. Wed., Oct. 30, 2013 from 9:00am to 3:00pm CT. 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.  
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.  


"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
Seniors4Kids Honorary National Co-Chairs Joan Lombardi and Mary Catherine Bateson kicked off Grandparents Day with a Huffington Post blog, 
"What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies."  ~Rudolph Giuliani

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