Connecting Generations for Good

Keewaydin and Songadeewin 2018

August 1, 2018

For the past 19 years, Daria Carden has been a fixture at Keewaydin, a camp for boys in Vermont. “I’m the unofficial camp mom,” she says. In addition to her role as office manager, she also often finds herself locating lost retainers or testing new no-bake dessert recipes. But above all, she’s there to make …

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Grant Spotlight: EngAGE

July 18, 2018

It’s 4pm, and at an affordable housing complex in South Los Angeles, an art room is filling up. It’s not just kids coming home from school, though there are plenty. Residents of all ages are coming in for a loosely structured art class that happens bimonthly in this building, thanks to EngAGE. EngAGE provides arts …

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Grant Spotlight: Bet Tzedek

July 11, 2018

Bet Tzedek takes its name from the Hebrew translation for “house of justice” – and as an organization that provides free legal assistance to low-income residents of Los Angeles County, it lives up to its name. Their 58-person staff works on a wide range of issues, including worker’s rights, human trafficking, elder abuse, and Holocaust …

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Shared Sites: People Want Them, But Where Are They?

June 5, 2018

Today, The Eisner Foundation and Generations United are pleased to release a new report on intergenerational shared sites – places where young and old come together, build relationships, and learn from and alongside each other. These sites are efficient ways to improve the lives of multiple generations at the same time, and as our survey shows, they’re …

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Grant Spotlight: Generation Xchange

May 18, 2018

Generation Xchange brings middle-age and older adults into classrooms providing academic support – and it’s designed to benefit both generations.

Grant Spotlight: KYCC

December 20, 2017

At the Koreatown Youth and Community Center, they’re collaborating with local organizations and volunteers to bring in cultural activities and tutoring assistance for their after-school programs.

Grant Spotlight: TimeOut@UCLA

December 12, 2017

“Sounds like someone just won Jenga,” says Pedro Jimenez as wooden blocks crash amid cheers. The cheers are coming from two UCLA students and two older adults. At the next table, another intergenerational group is chatting, while another table is covered in markers and activity sheets. Pedro surveys the scene with a smile on his …

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Grant Spotlight: L.A. Kitchen

December 11, 2017

Transition-age foster youth and formerly incarcerated older adults face real barriers in the job market. At L.A. Kitchen, these two populations come together for culinary training.

Grant Spotlight: Venice Family Clinic

November 28, 2017

To serve their low-income patients, Venice Family Clinic relies on volunteer physicians, who are often retired from their own medical practices. But the complexity of the clinic’s digital medical records were an obstacle to keeping them – until they paired these physicians with volunteer scribes interested in a career in medicine. These intergenerational pairs learn …

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