Sept. 25 from 12:30-1 p.m. CT

  • Free for Alliance members
  • $49 for nonmembers
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Join this webinar to learn about a variety of innovative models and approaches used by Alliance member to intentionally bring generations together to strengthen their communities. Hear from your peers in the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities network and gain exposure to replicable models.

Representatives from three very different organizations will reveal the successes they have achieved by integrating multiple generations into their program models. Learn about best practices and replicable approaches you can use in your own organizations. Solutions shared will help participants effectively use an intergenerational lens when enhancing or integrating new programs.

Many of the programs and services currently delivered within our communities focus only on one population. However, we are facing the largest demographic shift in history. Because older adults are living longer, healthier lives the number of older adults is nearing the number of and children/youth in the U.S. By 2030, these two groups will be roughly the same size, each comprising approximately roughly 22% of the population.

Many organizations are finding that bringing generations together in community-based programs inspires new solutions, improves outcomes for children and families, and fuels a new lens for promoting social change.

Learn more about the Alliance’s intergenerational initiative Second Acts for Strong Communities and how it is committed to strengthening neighborhoods by bringing together residents of all ages. 

Who Should Attend 

  • CEOs
  • COOs
  • Program directors
  • Volunteer managers
  • Human resources managers

Learning Objectives

  • The value of fostering intergenerational connections
  • Intergenerational models and approaches from across the country
  • Best practices and lessons learned regarding intergenerational program execution


 Alliance for Strong Families and Communities Members (TBA)

Emily Merritt
Director of Intergenerational Initiatives
Alliance for Strong Families and Communities 

As the alliance for Strong Families and Communities’ director of intergenerational initiatives, Emily Merritt leads the program to not only bring encore talent into the Alliance network, but to also help change the way our communities think about and use older adult talent.

Prior to this role, Merritt worked with Ways to Work, proving support to the nationwide network of program operators. She led the Enhanced School-Based Mentoring Model at Big Brothers Big Sisters, directly benefiting Milwaukee youth through school-based mentoring partnerships. She also worked at ElderHelp in San Diego, building an entrepreneurial model that leveraged community supports to help seniors remain independent in their own homes. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Direct questions to Emily Merritt, director of intergenerational initiatives at the Alliance.