Generations United (GU) is the only national membership organization focused solely on promoting intergenerational strategies, programs and public policies. GU was founded in 1986 by the National Council on the Aging, the Child Welfare League of America, AARP, and the Children's Defense Fund, all of which are represented on GU's Board of Directors. GU serves as a resource for educating policymakers and the public about the economic, social, and personal imperatives of intergenerational cooperation. GU provides a forum for those working with children, youth, and the elderly to explore areas of common ground while celebrating the richness of each generation. One of GU’s core initiatives is its National Center on Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children. We're also developing an on-line resource center.