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WEBINAR: Supporting Justice-Involved Families


In September, Ascend held the third in a series of Masterclass Webinars for our national Network. The webinar, “The Power of Reentry: Supporting Justice-Involved Families,” featured Ascend Network Partners working directly with justice-involved individuals and families, who spoke to the challenges facing this community and the opportunities for successful reentry and family wellbeing. Speakers on…

Carrie Morgridge book talk

Q&A with Philanthropist and Author Carrie Morgridge


This summer, author Carrie Morgridge, Vice President and Chief Disruptor of the Morgridge Family Foundation, released her newest book, The Spirit of the Trail: A Journey to Fulfillment Along the Continental Divide, chronicling the 46-day, 2,774 mile-long bike trip of a lifetime that she and her husband, John, completed in the summer of 2016. It…

AFPIC Network Partners

Announcing: Ascend Network Partners Join Family Prosperity


NEWS RELEASE Contact: Lindsay Broyhill Ascend at the Aspen Institute Tel: 202.721.5596 lindsay.broyhill@aspeninstitute.org   10 Community Organizations Selected to Join Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community Will support and leverage ideas from Family Prosperity that strengthen work-family supports Washington, DC – The Aspen Institute announced the selection of 10 Ascend Network Partners to join the Aspen…

Kimberly Miyazawa Frank

Kimberly Miyazawa Frank Selected as New Morgridge Innovator in Residence


NEWS RELEASE Contact: Lindsay Broyhill Ascend at the Aspen Institute Tel: 202.721.5596 lindsay.broyhill@aspeninstitute.org   Kimberly Miyazawa Frank Selected as New Morgridge Innovator in Residence Transformational Leader for Children and Families Selected for Aspen Institute Residency Washington, DC – The Aspen Institute announced Kimberly Miyazawa Frank, J.D., as the next Morgridge Family Economic Security Innovator in Residence.…

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Thank You to Roxane White, First Morgridge Innovator in Residence


Dear Ascend Friends: As Roxane White completes her term as the first Morgridge Family Economic Security Innovator in Residence, I would like to share a special note of appreciation for her work and partnership over the past year. Roxane’s passion and expertise have enhanced the work of Ascend and contributed greatly to the growing two-generation…

Lynn Johnson confirmation

Lynn Johnson Confirmed as Assistant Secretary for Family Support at HHS


Please join Ascend in congratulating Lynn Johnson on her confirmation as Assistant Secretary for Family Support in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Lynn most recently served as the Executive Director of Jefferson County Human Services located in Colorado and founded the Jefferson County Prosperity Project (JPP), which is an inaugural Ascend Network…