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2Gen Brain-Building Tools Webinar: July 14, 2015

Resources from the Vroom Bezos Family Foundation, Abriendo Puertas and Ascend 2Gen brain building webinar Resources for brain buildingnext

Two Open Windows: Infant and Parent Neurologic Change

Two Open Windows: Infant and Parent Neurologic Change Download today!next

Smart Starts for Children and Families

Building Upon Early Learning Innovations May 13-14, Washington, DC. Learn Morenext

Reimagining 2Gen Pathways: Bold Ideas for 2015

10 Bold Ideas being digitally released beginning April 20, 2015 See the first six #2genOpps herenext

2gen experts discussion - Anthology

Gain insights into social capital, early childhood & workforce - and download the new 2gen Anthology! Download the Anthologynext

Ascend Fellows 2015

Announcing the 2015 Class of Ascend Fellows View the classnext

Top Ten for 2Gen

Ascend releases new two-generation policy agenda Get the reportnext

Colorado and Washington Metro Region: Momentum on our Doorsteps

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Action and Learning Partners:

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Where Parents Train While Their Kids Learn

Two-generation Head Start programs are preparing little ones for school and ushering their parents into better employment. morenext

From The National Journal, July 27, 2015

2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book

The KIDS COUNT Data Book is an annual publication that assesses child well-being nationally and across the 50 states, as well as in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Using an index of 16 indicators, the report ranks states on overall child well-being and in economic well-being, education, health and family and community. morenext

From KIDS COUNT Data Book, Annie E. Casey Foundation, July 21, 2015

Black Children in U.S. Are Much More Likely to Live in Poverty, Study Finds

Black children were almost four times as likely as white children to be living in poverty in 2013, a new report has found, the latest evidence that the economic recovery is leaving behind some of the United States’ most vulnerable citizens. morenext

From The New York Times, July 14, 2015

3 Things You Didn’t Know about 2Gen Trends

2Gen approaches are promising paths for helping more families achieve the independence and freedom that are hallmarks of our country. morenext

From Social Impact Architects, July 13, 2015

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