Generations United is committed to elevating quality intergenerational programs that are inclusive and culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse. As our country grapples with race equity, inclusion, and diversity, we know that the intergenerational field plays an important role.
With support from RRF Foundation for Aging, Generations United is working to review and evaluate existing definitions and tools in order to truly reflect, include and celebrate diverse programs, encourage their development, honor their accomplishments, and support and elevate diverse practitioners and leaders in the field.
We are working to revise and re-evaluate our identification parameters for intergenerational programs using a race equity lens, and then apply these updated parameters to locate and elevate diverse programs and intergenerational practitioners. In addition, we are revising our Program of Distinction designation criteria using a race equity lens.
To support this vital work, we have partnered with SAGE, the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the National Center and Caucus on Black Aging, Inc (NCBA), and the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) to learn from their nationwide networks and years of experience.
We have also assembled a stellar Advisory Group of intergenerational practitioners, researchers, and experts from across the country to provide guidance and feedback as we develop tools and resources. Learn more about them below: