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A Conversation with Philanthropist and Author Carrie Morgridge on Monday, August 6 at 5pm MT


Ascend is honored to host inimitable philanthropist and author Carrie Morgridge in conversation with Anne Mosle on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 5:00 pm MT at the Institute’s Aspen Meadows campus in Colorado. Carrie and Anne will discuss perseverance, being “off the grid and unplugged” for a summer, and finding time to write while transforming philanthropy.…

Webinar: New Federal Opportunities to Advance 2Gen Approaches


Ascend hosted a webinar on July 12, 2018 to share new funding opportunities in the 2018 federal budget as found in the new Ascend brief: New Federal Opportunities to Advance Two-Generation Approaches to Improving the Lives of Children and Parents. The federal government will be providing significant new funding to state and local governments in…

Webinar: Engaging Parents as Messengers of the 2Gen Movement


In July, Ascend held the second in a series of Masterclass Webinars for our national Network. The webinar, “In Their Own Words: Engaging Parents as Messengers of the 2Gen Movement,” featured Ascend Network Partners and parents who spoke to the importance of integrating family voice into program and policy development, and strategies for engaging and…

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Statement on Immigrant Family Separation


The United States was founded on the aspirational vision of “life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.” Today, it is more important than ever to keep our eyes wide open and reconcile our deeply flawed history of slavery, genocide, and gender inequity with the freedom and opportunities the Constitution set forth for all people. There is…

New Ascend Report Offers Blueprint for State Leaders Fighting Poverty


As prospects seem to diminish for the next generation being better off than the current one, it is essential to elevate the successful work being done to address intergenerational poverty and create a path of opportunity. Two-generation (2Gen) policies have advanced greatly over the past decade, resulting in positive outcomes for families. 2Gen approaches embrace…

2Gen Professional Development: Recapping a Network Masterclass Webinar


“As a result of our trainings, subgrantees formulate their own trainings and opportunities for continued learning around trauma informed care. This to me shows an organizational value shift toward genuinely being more trauma informed, something that will have a lasting impact.” – Sara VanSlambrook In April, Ascend began our 2018 Network Masterclass Webinar series with…