Convenings

Whole Family Approaches: A Global Conversation


A whole family approach is built on the premise that conditions that affect the family will have an impact on child development as will the direct experiences of the child. Whole family approaches provide a framework for looking at problems and creating more sustainable solutions – solutions that recognize that what is good for the…

FunderXChange on 2Gen Grantmaking


FunderXChange on 2Gen Grantmaking

Aspen Forum on Women and Girls Conversations Across Generations


 On March 7th, the eve of International Women’s Day, we hosted an evening reception and discussion featuring the movement for economic justice and equality for women and girls. The program included a tribute to Helen Neuborne, an incredible leader in championing women’s economic empowerment, rights, and justice, for her important work with the Ford Foundation.…

2015 Aspen ThinkXChange


What is the 2015 Aspen ThinkXChange? The 2015 Aspen ThinkXChange was the premier national convening of leaders with bold ideas for creating an intergenerational cycle of opportunity for low-income American families. The third Aspen ThinkXChange gathered dynamic leaders from across sectors to identify opportunities and solutions for moving children and their parents together toward stability…

Smart Starts for Children and Families: Building Upon Early Learning Innovations


Almost 50 years ago, our nation made a seminal commitment to children and families with the launch of Project Head Start.   On May 18, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson and Sargent Shriver stood in the Rose Garden and made a lasting commitment to America’s most disadvantaged children and established Project Head Start as the…

2014 Aspen ThinkXChange


The Aspen ThinkXChange is a dynamic platform to discuss and debate opportunities, challenges, and solutions for moving children and their parents toward educational success and economic security.  With a focus on two-generation approaches to economic mobility and the power of networks to create lasting change, the Aspen ThinkXChange will highlight the work and ideas of…