Thousands of people immigrate to the United States every year. Elderly immigrants who don’t speak English can find themselves lonely in a new country. Now there’s a national effort to help, born in the city of brotherly love.
Patience Lehrman, national director of Project SHINE, has been selected from among 6,000 public nominations to receive the Presidential Citizens Medal, the nation’s second-highest civilian honor, given in recognition of exemplary deeds of service to the country and fellow citizens.
On April 26th, 2012, Patience Lehrman was one of 12 Champions of Change Alum invited to speak with President Obama about her work in promoting immigrant integration across the country.
Adam Polaski of Generocity.org spent some time with current respite partners Arthur and Mike. "The men may be separated by over 50 years of life experience, but it's not hard to see that they're learning from each other and forging a strong bond that encourages intergenerational understanding."
October 10, 2011
The Eisner Foundation announced that the recipient of the $100K Eisner Prize is Temple University's Intergenerational Center.
$100,000 prize, to be awarded in October 2011, recognizes excellence by non-profit organizations in uniting generations to improve communities. Click here to read more about the Eisner foundation and the finalists.
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