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Using My Voice: An Ascend Ambassador’s Story


Tweet to @SRMHughes I am a scrappy activist and advocate.  The seeds of my activism were planted throughout my childhood. I was teased during my school years about my physical appearance, particularly my teeth. The ridicule was incredibly painful, but the pain I felt gave me a desire to fight for those deemed to be…

Women’s Economic Empowerment: Mississippi Snapshot


On a beautiful Monday morning, May 19th, 2014, Anne Mosle, Vice President, The Aspen Institute and Executive Director of Ascend at the Aspen Institute, welcomed 40 practitioners, researchers ,parents, and public and private sector leaders to the “Women and Working Families: An Ascend at the Aspen Institute Roundtable.” Walking into the room it was immediately…

In Head Start Partnerships, a Renewed Two-Gen Commitment


Follow @EmmalieDropkin In 2014, in the midst of difficult budget decisions, President Obama and Congress made a commitment to our youngest, most vulnerable children, and their families: they restored sequestration cuts to Head Start and Early Head Start programs across the country and added $500 million in new investments for additional quality services to infants,…

Ascend at the Aspen Institute Hosts Early Childhood, Health, and Beyond Forum


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Our Stori…fy from Webinar With Wes Moore on Two-Gen Storytelling


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When Women Succeed, America Succeeds


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