Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Inter-Generational Center Site Visit: Moving Forward
Yesterday's intergenerational site visit event, where Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary for Children and Families Carmen Nazario and Maryland Senator Ben Cardin showed their support for intergenerational programs, was a fabulous step as we at GU work to spread this successful model across the country.
At the event, GU Executive Director Donna Butts called on the Assistant Secretaries to convene a policy summit to forge a public-private partnership in which federal agencies, foundation leaders, policy makers and service providers can work together to increase the number of facilities that connect generations instead of separating them. She also urged policy makers to use an intergenerational lens when considering new policies and reauthorizations such as the Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the Older Americans Act (OAA).
Here at GU, we're hard at work on moving forward with these key ideas. Join our work and be part of the intergenerational movement!