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Aspen ThinkXChange

National Forum on Two-Generation Solutions Tune in for this year's most exciting #2gen conversation!next

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Building An Early Learning Nation, Two Generations at a Time

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Colorado and Washington Metro Region: Momentum on our Doorsteps

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At a poverty conference. In Aspen. Waiting on a call from prison.

At a poverty conference in Aspen, the event's "two-generational" approach is personal for Brooklyn's Yolanda Johnson-Peterkin. morenext

From The Washington Post, Story Line, October 08, 2014

A business-nonprofit partnership remedy for high turnover

How do you convince companies that social spending and government “handouts” are good for the bottom line? Randy Osmun has a pitch: reduced employee turnover. morenext

From The Washington Post Opinion, October 09, 2014

This Little Piggy Went to College

WASHINGTON — WHEN her son, Cole, came home from his first day of kindergarten at a public school in San Francisco two years ago, Lauren Sigurdson, a single mom who struggles to pay basic expenses, found a welcome surprise tucked in his backpack: a flier announcing that Cole would be getting his own savings account, with an initial $50 deposit. morenext

From The Washington Post, The Opinions Pages, October 06, 2014

Community College Students Face a Very Long Road to Graduation

Vladimir de Jesus, a community college student, dreams of becoming an art teacher. But after first enrolling at LaGuardia Community College in 2008, he’s still working toward his degree. morenext

From The New York Times, October 03, 2014

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