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Beyond Report Cards


Lessons and Innovations from the 2Gen Field Engaging with school districts can be a notoriously fraught and frustrating proposition. Personality, commitment, trust, and turf issues can all interfere with building a strong and lasting partnership that allows for data, resources, innovative projects, and knowledge to be shared. With a mindful approach toward a mutual vision, a long–term outlook, and a focus on trust, however, two-generation organizations can build working relationships…

Weaving and Charting: Demographic Change in 2016


Lessons and Innovations from the 2Gen Field Despite demographic shifts that have been forming for decades, old narratives continue to linger in the United States about the face of poverty, the danger of change, and the importance of investing in the next generation. New data released in the fall of 2015 from the Census Bureau…

Lessons and Innovations from the 2Gen Field


In the poem “A Brave and Startling Truth,” Maya Angelou talks about the two important parts of what it means to be human: the journey we take and the destination we hope to arrive at. In the two-generation movement, although the destination may still seem far off, the journey has been filled with rapid progress…

Family Resources for Family Results


The LAVC Family Resource Center (FRC) provides support services to student-parents and their young children, trains the early care and education workforce, and serves Los Angeles Valley College and the surrounding community as an Infant & Toddler Lab Site. Los Angeles Valley College serves close to 20,000 full and part-time students. Image of LAVC FRC Director…

4 Ways to Address Economic and Opportunity Inequality in the US


Almost half of all children in the US are born into low-income families, and the inequality gap is growing, leaving the American Dream out of reach for far too many people. But leaders across the country are working to find solutions to help break that trend. Ascend at the Aspen Institute recently brought together more than 200…

Q&A: Behavioral Science and 2Gen


Throughout 2015, Ascend is hosting a series of webinars in which we go in-depth with Network Partners and leaders in the field working in specific content areas to build evidence for two-generation solutions. Behavioral science and economics are growing fields that have important implications for the 2Gen movement. The axis of the two fields focuses…