ERIC Number: ED310019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Building Bridges to Citizenship: How To Create Successful Intergenerational Programs.
Berkowitz, Lois; Benderly, Beryl Lieff
It is vitally important for all U.S. citizens to know that they can make a difference, that they can affect the futures of their towns, cities, and nation. The grass roots tradition is alive and flourishing in communities all over the country. This document proposes programs in which members of different generations work together as partners on common projects. A chapter called "Young and Old Together" discusses the need for and benefits of intergenerational programming as well as what is necessary to make it work, and possible obstacles to be overcome. A "Getting Started" chapter deals with the specifics of organizing an intergenerational group and a "Working with Issues" section illustrates how to plan and execute a variety of activities, from a simple fact-finding session at the library to organizing a conference or symposium. Two final sections deal respectively with how to generate good publicity using the various media types, and with the basics of raising money for projects undertaken. A list of eight organizations that sponsor or encourage intergenerational programs is included. (JB)
Descriptors: Activism, Adults, Citizen Participation, Citizenship, Community Action, Community Coordination, Community Organizations, Community Programs, Fund Raising, Intergenerational Programs, Middle Aged Adults, Older Adults, Publicity, Social Action, Young Adults
Close Up Foundation, 1235 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA.