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Press Releases

2017

September 10
Child Welfare System Increasingly Relying on Relatives to Raise Children Exposed to Trauma

May 31
Metlife Foundation, Generations United Present Award to 2017 America's Best Intergenerational Community

May 15
Solidarity Across Generations is Critical for Building Stronger, More Cohesive Communities, A New Survey Finds

May 10
Fifth National GrandRally Bring Hundreds of Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children to the U.S. Capitol

2016

September 11
Relatives Are Increasingly Relied Upon by Child Welfare Agencies during Opioid Epidemic

September 9
Seven Intergenerational Programs Designated a Program of Distinction

April 18
MetLife Foundation, Generations United Present Awards to America's Best Intergenerational Communities

February 1
The Eisner Foundation to Honor Generations United and L.A. Kitchen as Winners of the Eisner Prizes for Intergenerational Excellence

2015

December 2
New Report Identifies Top 10 States with Supportive Policies for Grandfamilies

September 22

New Report Highlights the Need for Policies that Help Improve the Financial Lives of Grandfamilies in Lower-Income Communities

July 14
Dr. Robert Putnam Named Recipient of Generations United’s Jack Ossofsky Award for Lifetime Achievement in Support of Children, Youth and Older Adults

May 19
Annie E. Casey Foundation's Every Kid Needs a Family KIDS COUNT Policy Report: Generations United's Statement

February 10
MetLife Foundation, Generations United Present Awards to America's Best Intergenerational Communities

2014

December 3
New Report Finds that for Every One Child in Foster Care with Relatives, 23 are Raised by Relatives Outside of the System

November 26
Press Alert: The State of Grandfamilies in America

November 4
New family foster home licensing standards protect children, provide guidance to help more caregivers become foster parents

October 7
Generations United Welcomes United Nations Representatives

June 18
Advocates for Families First Moves Ahead with Bold, First Policy Agenda

May 12
New Report Finds Support between Generations of Family Members Plays a Role in Overall Resiliency and Success

April 23
Generations United to Provide Family Engagement Model for Parents and Caregivers to Help Baltimore's Children Succeed in School

January 29
Generations United Announces New Board Leadership

2013

December 10
Report from Generations United and The Generations Initiative Dispels "Generational Conflict Narratives"

2012

December 4
New Survey on Hunger Reveals One in 10 Adults Goes without a Basic Need to Provide Food for Another for Another Family Member

September 4
Infographic Illustrates Enormous Impact of Grandparents

May 2
Colorado Welcomes Seniors4Kids

2011

March 3
Social Security Cuts Would Put 6.5 Million Children in Jeopardy

February 9
Sandra Nathan, Marla Viorst Elected To Generations United Board Of Directors

January 27
President Obama Calls for Congress To Ensure Cuts Don't Harm Most Vulnerable Citizens 


January 18
Generations United Urges Congress To Reject Health Care Repeal

2010

December 14
Census Numbers Indicate Increase in Children Living With Grandparents

November 15
New "Family Matters" Report Reveals Broad Public Backing For Intergenerational Policy

May 4
Pennsylvania Seniors4Kids, Preschool Students Gather at Capitol

April 30
New Jersey Seniors4Kids Gather With Educators, Law Enforcement Officials and Lawmakers

April 5
Generations United Announces Education Initiative for Advocates of Children, Youth & Grandfamilies to Strengthen Social Security

January 28
Generations United Announces New Board Leadership

January 14
Children and Families Have a Stake in Social Security

2009

May 21
Powers Honored as Seniors Raise Voices for Pre-K

May 12
Older Adults Speak Out in Favor of Early Childhood Education

February 18
Nation's First Family Joins Trend: Multigenerational Families That Thrive Under One Roof

February 12
Generations United's Seniors4Kids Initiative Organizes Advocacy Day Activities in Kentucky

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