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Two generations. One future.


Ascend Fellows

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U.S. unemployment has remained stubbornly high over the past several years, pushing many parents and their children into a state of economic vulnerability—and exacerbating conditions for families who were already poor or low-income prior to the 2008 recession.

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Ascend has created a vibrant and visible network of leaders to build political will for shifts in policies, practices, and resources for low-income families.  

The Aspen Institute Ascend Fellowship brings together pioneering leaders who are piloting, replicating, and scaling two-generation approaches, enabling them to share knowledge, coordinate their efforts, and translate groundbreaking ideas into action. 


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Meet the 2015-2016 Ascend Fellows.

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NEW! The Aspen Institute Children and Families Health and Human Services Fellowship invests in visionary leaders committed to making Colorado the best place to have a child and sustain a healthy, thriving family.

Meet Colorado's 2017 Children and Families Fellows.