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 Volume 8, Issue 38
September 18, 2013
Talking About Education 
Tying into Grandparents Day week, Juan Williams and Donna Butts weighed in on the importance of family when it comes to encouraging academic achievement. Williams is a journalist, political analyst, author, and highly regarded strategic advisor to Generations United. Read their blog ""It Takes a Family to Raise Education Achievements" and please comment, like and share it with your audiences!
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.
null New Guide Out for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren with Disabilities
Last week, 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.
AARP Foundation Examines Barriers to SNAP Benefits Among People 50+

AARP Foundation has published a qualitative study, "SNAP Access Barriers Facing Low-Income 50-59 Year-olds," that focuses on a segment of the population served by AARP Foundation that often is overlooked, but has been impacted heavily by this last economic downturn. The foundation hopes the study will motivate anti-hunger advocates to develop new tools to overcome these barriers, thus helping to increase SNAP enrollment rates among those 50-59 as well as among those 60+. Learn more.


 And on Thurs. Sept. 26 at 3:00pm ET, the foundation invites you to further explore how to address those barriers when it holds a webinar also titled, "SNAP Access Barriers Facing Low-Income 50-59 Year-olds." Learn more. 

YSA to Hold National Training Event
Learn how you can inspire and mobilize youth to change the world. Join leaders from across the nation on Tues., Nov. 12 for a full-day training during the 10th Annual Youth Service Institute in Baltimore, MD. Youth Service Institute is YSA's signature national training event that gives nonprofit and community leaders the tools they need to successfully engage youth to make lasting, positive change. Learn more.
New Novel Explores Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Terry McMillan (author of Waiting to Exhale and
How Stella Got her Groove Back) has a new novel entitled Who Asked You?  It's intergenerational, and touches on grandparent raising grandchildren and multicultural themes. McMillan recently talked with Scott Simon on NPR's weekend edition about her latest book.
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.
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.

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.

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.

null MetLife Foundation Afterschool Innovator Awards. MetLife Foundation. Seeks nominations for exemplary afterschool programs serving middle school youth. Deadline: Oct. 14, 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.


null CVS Caremark Community Grants. CVS. Provides funding for projects that improve a community's health and welfare. Deadline: Oct. 31, 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. 


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.

Call for Papers & Proposals
40th Annual Conference. The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC). Kansas City, Missouri. Deadline: Oct. 14. Learn more.

Global Summit on Childhood. Association for Childhood Education International. Deadline: Oct. 15.  Learn more.  

Challenges and Contests
2013 Go Orange for No Kid Hungry Essay Contest. Sodexo Foundation. Encourages youth to write a letter to a public official to say why ending childhood hunger in America matters. Deadline: Sept. 27. Learn more.

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.


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. 


Reframing Human Services: Mapping the Gap. National Human Services Assembly. Sept. 25, at 2:00pm 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.


HackFest. Leading Age. Dallas. Oct. 25-27. Learn more. 


"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. 


MONUMENTAL: 25th Annual National Service Learning Conference. National Youth Leadership Council and YSA. 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.  



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

"Hunger is actually the worst weapon of mass destruction. It claims millions of victims each year." 

- Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil

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