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Albuquerque agency helps poor families build financial, social capital

“Income gets you by. Assets get you ahead.” A poor family that can effectively build its personal, social and financial assets can get ahead. Prosperity Works creates opportunities that help families set personal goals, such as owning a business, buying a home or paying for higher education. morenext

From Albuquerque Journal, April 23, 2016

Stakeholders push meeting pre-K needs

“The two-generation agenda has to be attached to the pre–K agenda,” Bullock said during a an event at the Community College of Philadelphia focused on the importance of preschool education and Mayor Jim Kenney’s proposed sugar tax to fund universal pre-kindergarten. morenext

From The Philadelphia Tribune, April 20, 2016

It Takes Two…Generation

More and more nonprofits are jumping on the Two Gen bandwagon, employing this two-pronged approach that delivers powerful results by prioritizing both parents and children. morenext

From Counterpart CFO , April 19, 2016

Tryon: Summit confronts challenge of multigenerational poverty

Before last week, I was a believer in the Two-Generation approach to eliminating — or, more practically, reducing and mitigating — multigenerational poverty. morenext

From Herald Tribune, April 10, 2016

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Keys to Degrees and Two Generations of Success

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