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The Greatest (and Most Under-Appreciated) Generation

The Greatest (and Most Under-Appreciated) Generation

Lelia DeAndrade, Director of Grantmaking Services at Maine Community Foundation, shares her perspective on older adults and the role they play in the future of communities and she wants to know your perspective.

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No Substitute for Experience

No Substitute for Experience

Learn more about the breakthrough strategy that groups of all sizes, doing work across a wide range of issue areas, are using to accelerate and advance their missions.

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Partnering for Sustainable Community Change

Partnering for Sustainable Community Change

Partnering is an essential but often forgotten core practice for creating sustainable community change. Learn how CEP partners demonstrated successful partnering through mission and values alignment, an organizational culture of collaboration, learning and results, and key capacities and attributes.

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Mobilizing Older Adults as Community Changemakers

Mobilizing Older Adults as Community Changemakers

With a talents honed over a lifetime of experience, older adults are a significant and largely untapped source for creating community change. This paper suggests ways to mobilize this population as a powerful resource for good.

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Video: Older Adults Are Leading Change

Video: Older Adults Are Leading Change

This short video shares the stories of change led by older adults in Colorado, Michigan, and New York.

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Building Community by Bringing Generations Together

Building Community by Bringing Generations Together

AGE to age convenes older adults, youth, and the generations in between in order to tackle important community needs. In particular, the initiative is dedicated to ensuring that children and youth build meaningful relationships with older adults and are supported in achieving their full potential as they transition into adulthood.

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Building Intergenerational Leadership to Revitalize Baltimore’s Neighborhoods

Building Intergenerational Leadership to Revitalize Baltimore’s Neighborhoods

Baltimore’s older adults were ready to take action to revitalize neglected neighborhoods. They just needed help getting started, support for growing important leadership skills, and resources to test their ideas.

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Engaging Experienced Adults to End Homelessness

Engaging Experienced Adults to End Homelessness

Drawing on older adult talents and experience, Grand Rapids, Michigan, is increasing access to affordable housing, bolstering support for individuals and families at risk of homelessness, and building the capacity to rapidly re-house people who become homeless.

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From Food Deserts to Community Gardens: Older Adults Creating Healthier Communities

From Food Deserts to Community Gardens: Older Adults Creating Healthier Communities

At a time when local and national officials alike are calling for community-level investment to tackle food deserts, New York City’s older adults are leading the charge—with impressive results.

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Immigrant Elders Leading Change for their Communities

Immigrant Elders Leading Change for their Communities

In Los Angeles, engaging older adults is powerful strategy for addressing a wide range of common challenges in immigrant communities, including lack of access to services, social isolation, marginalization, obesity and chronic disease, and illiteracy.

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