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 Volume 8, Issue 40
October 2, 2013
Understanding the Federal Shutdown
Wondering how the federal government shutdown will affect you, your organization, and your clients? AARP has done a terrific job of explaining the shutdown's implications. Learn more.
Bill Would Reauthorize Older Americans' Act
On Mon., Sept. 30, Senators Bernie Sanders (D-VT), Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) introduced a bi-partisan bill to reauthorize the Older American's Act (S. 1562). The bill includes new language "to pursue opportunities for the development of intergenerational shared site models for programs and projects consistent with this Act." Many thanks to Generations United members who helped ensure this language was included and preserved. View the full language of the bill.  The bill is scheduled for "mark up" by the Senate HELP Committee today (Oct. 2), despite the government shutdown.  
Congrats to Children's Defense Fund for 40 Years of Service to America's Youth!
Generations United joins the nation in congratulating Children's Defense Fund (CDF) and founder Marian Wright Edelman for their unwavering advocacy on behalf of America's young. CDF celebrated its 40th year of service at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sept. 30. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (a former CDF alumna) was honored at the gala event. The Washington Post also wrote an article about Wright Edelman's evolution from pastor's daughter to one of the most influential women in Washington.
Workforce Trends 
New Report Looks at the Changing Workplace

An important new report, Failure to Launch: Structural Shift and the New Lost Generation, analyzes the divergent labor market trends for young and older adults since 1980 -- and puts to rest the idea that those trends are contributing to generational antipathy. Anthony Carnavale, one of the report's lead authors, noted in an article in the Wall Street Journal, "There is no generational contest." He added that older people who work will create 22 million more jobs for younger adults by 2020. Failure to Launch is a joint effort by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce and The Generations Initiative. Carnavale is one of the expert authors contributing to Generations United's upcoming signature report on changing demographics that will be released Dec. 10, 2013. Learn more.
Join Read for the Record Oct. 3rd

Jumpstart's premiere national campaign, Read for the Record, presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation, is one time of the year when millions of individuals come together to celebrate literacy and support Jumpstart in its efforts to promote early childhood education. On October 3rd, people across the country will read the children's book Otis by Loren Long in support of Jumpstart's mission to work towards the day that every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. In 2012, 2.3 million people participated in Jumpstart's Read for the Record. Learn more.

Funding Alert: Jumpstart Youth-Led Intergenerational Programs

Generations United and Mentor Up, a new way to make a difference from AARP Foundation, are partnering to award $1,000 Youth Jumpstart grants (along with technical assistance) to organizations to develop creative, youth-led intergenerational programs to address the needs of vulnerable adults aged 50 and over. Deadline: Oct. 30, 2013. Learn more.  

It's Never Too Early... apply for a Program of Distinction designation from Generations United. Get started on your application --and get much- deserved recognition for your intergenerational program. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with a May 1 deadline. Learn more.
Join the Best, Intergenerationally Speaking 
If you think your community offers a truly intergenerational experience, then by all means contact Leah Bradley to find out about how to apply to be named a Best Intergenerational Community.. We'll be watching for your application! Deadline to apply: Nov. 8, 2013. Download the application and learn more.
New Emergency-Preparedness Help for People with Disabilities

Because disasters affect people who have diverse needs, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has developed resources specifically to help individuals with disabilities cope during a disaster. Learn more.  

Funding Opportunities
Capital Grants. The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation offers 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.

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.


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.

null Social Settings Grants. William T. Grand Foundation. Offers grants that support high-quality research that enhances understanding of how youth social settings work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved. Deadline for Letters of Inquiry: Jan. 8, 2014. 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
Calls for 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.  

Changing the Course for Infants and Toddlers: A Survey of State Child Welfare Policies and Initiatives. ZERO to THREE and Child Trends. Examines how states are currently supporting young children and calls on child welfare policymakers and administrators to establish stronger policies and practices. Learn more.

Intergenerational Solidarity and the Needs of Future Generations. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Examines how the UN system can respond to the needs of future generations through the principles of sustainable development. Learn more.

Women Give 2013: New Research on Charitable Giving by Girls and Boys. UN Foundation and Lilly Family School of Philanthropy (Indiana University).Investigates how young people give to charity and the two ways in which parents can teach children about charitable giving: talking about giving and role-modeling giving. 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.


Encore Career Seekers Information Session: Teach for America. Encore. Explores what it means to join Teach For America as an Encore career seeker. Mon., Oct. 7 at 8:00pm 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.  


Youth Service Institute. YSA. Baltimore. Nov. 12, 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. 


International Study Tour to Taiwan. Intergenerational Center at Chaminade University (Honolulu). Taiwan. March 11-18, 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. 

In the News
Our good friend, Irv Katz, CEO of the National Human Services Assembly, has written a thoughtful piece in the Huffington Post, "Time to Revolutionize the American Way of Aging."
"The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but by the aggregate tiny pushes of each honest worker." -- Helen Keller

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