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 Volume 8, Issue 41
October 9, 2013
Get a Jump on Your Jumpstart Grant Application

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.  

Time's Flying. Apply Now to be a Best Intergenerational Community 
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.
Celebrate Food Day 2013
Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. This year's celebration falls on Oct. 24 and you can take action in a host of ways. Food offers a wide range of resources to get the ideas flowing. Learn more. 
And to put hunger in perspective, download Generations United's report, Hunger in America: What's at Stake for Children, Families, and Older Adults.
Afterschool Alliance Gears Up for 14th Annual Lights on Afterschool
Next Thurs., Oct. 17, join more than a million people in thousands of communities nationwide and at military installations overseas to celebrate the 14th annual Lights on Afterschool. The event is organized by the Afterschool Alliance to draw attention to the need to invest in afterschool programs, which benefit children by offering them opportunities to learn new things and discover new skills. Learn more.
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.
The Sequester's Wide-Ranging Effects on Education

In its latest issue of its online newsletter, the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) reported the following affects of the sequester on education:

"The sequester has already had a detrimental impact on special education and Head Start programs, report Education Week, and The Atlantic, and the shutdown of the federal government in the absence of a budget will hit children's programs hard. With staffing and funding shut down for Education and Health and Human Services programs, at least 20 Head Start programs whose grants expired on October 1, serving nearly 19,000 children, will have to close quickly. Time reports 23 programs closing across the country, and notes the irony, as it is Head Start Awareness Month. Funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), supporting nutritional needs of women and children, will stop with the shutdown, reports ThinkProgress, and other forms of support appear to be tenuous if the shutdown continues over time."

NCCA, MetLife Foundation Offer Technical Assistance Grants for Arts and Aging

The National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) and MetLife Foundation are offering Technical Assistance Grants that provide monetary support to develop an arts and aging program in three areas: Lifelong Learning, Health and Wellness, and Community Engagement.  Each grant in the amount of $5,000 will support:


  • Mentorship: Your site will bring one of the MetLife Foundation Leadership Award Winners to provide onsite technical assistance.  Leadership Award Winners were chosen in the categories of: Lifelong Learning, Health and Wellness, or Community Engagement.  The Leadership Award Winner will mentor senior staff and will help train staff, partnering organizations, and community members in developing an arts program in their setting.
  • Community Forum: A half-day forum bringing together programs, organizations, individuals and community partners dedicated to arts, education, health, social work, and aging in the community.

Deadline: Dec. 13, 2013. Learn more.  

Shanghai Is Calling!

The International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA) and its chapter in China (IAHSA-China) are co-sponsoring IAHSA's 10th International Conference with the theme, Connecting Our Global Community. The conference provides an excellent opportunity to showcase the most diverse programs from around the world, along with an exciting forum for exchanging both practical knowledge and new strategies focused on the provision of care and services for older adults.


Connecting Our Global Community will take place Nov. 17 to 20, 2013 in Shanghai, a bustling international city full of multicultural flair. Shanghai also offers exciting travel opportunities and cultural attractions. From historic landmarks like the Yuyuan Garden to modern marvels like the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Jinmao Tower, there is something for everyone. Learn more.
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.
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.
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.

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.  

A Governor's Guide to Early Literacy: Getting All Students Reading by Third Grade. National Governors Association. Provides a research base for designing policy frameworks focused on language and literacy outcomes. Learn more.

Head Start Program Information Report. Office of Head Start. Provides comprehensive data on the services, staff, children, and families served by Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Learn more.

Preparing America's Children for Success in the 21st Century. Too Small to Fail. Explores the positive impact of early childhood development programs for parents, caregivers, children, businesses, and communities. 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.

Webinar Series 
Grant Seeking. Grant Station. Offers multiple webinars to enhance your grant-seeking skills. Learn more.
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.  


"Connecting Our Global Community." International Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (IAHSA) and IAHSA-China. Shanghai. Nov. 17-20, 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. 

"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children." -- Chief Seattle

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