Two generations. One future.

Roundtables & Convenings

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October 30, 2014

Ensuring the Legacy of the American Dream

Mark your calendars for this invitation-only funders briefing on building educational success and economic security for children and their parents together.

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July 16, 2014

District Work with a Two-Generation Approach: A Strategy Meeting

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July 10, 2014

New Networks: The Power of Women’s Funds For Two-Generation Change

Webinar on New Networks: The Power of Women’s Funds For Two-Generation Change

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April 29, 2014

Launch of the Aspen Institute Ascend Network

Aspen Institute Ascend Network Launch

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April 11, 2014

Two Generations, One Future

This policy research briefing examines evidence supporting two-generation investments and discusses several initiatives and evaluations that are currently underway, including a pilot project in Evanston, Illinois.

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March 12, 2014

Progress & Possibilities in Early Childhood

Two-generation approaches in early childhood: Colorado as a model state.

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February 12, 2014

Webinar: What’s in Your Piggy Bank?

Join us for a webinar on new paths to economic security for children and their parents through child savings accounts.

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January 31, 2014

Gateways to Two Generations

A Conversation on the Potential for Early Childhood Programs and Partnerships to Support Educational Success and Economic Security

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November 13, 2013

The 2012-2013 Ascend Fellows November Forum

The 2012-2013 Ascend Fellows will complete the inaugural Ascend Fellowship with a three-day Forum in Washington, DC.

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October 01, 2013

From Two Generations to One Future: Private Sector Employment Pathways for Two Generations

Private Sector Employment Pathways for Two Generations: A Conversation on Creating Economic Success for Young Parents

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September 11, 2013

From Two Generations to One Future: Media Briefing on Focus Group Findings

Voices for Two-Generation Success ​is a series of bipartisan focus groups and surveys examining and elevating the experiences, dreams, anxieties, and aspirations of mothers, fathers, and adolescents around the country.

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June 19, 2013

$1 Million Aspen Institute Ascend Fund Launches

In another step to significantly improve the lives of low-income children and their parents in the United States, Ascend at the Aspen Institute launched the $1 Million Aspen Institute Ascend Fund.

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January 23, 2013

Accelerate: A Webinar

Ascend at the Aspen Institute, the Community Action Project of Tulsa County, and Ideo.org hosted a webinar for the field on Human-Centered Design and Parent Engagement Strategies.

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October 08, 2012

Aspen ThinkXChange

The Power and Potential of Two-Generation Approaches

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July 23, 2012

Convening on Two-Generation State and Local Policies

On July 23 – 24, 2012, in Austin, Texas, Ascend co-hosted the third in its series on Two-Generation Strategies, "Convening on Two-Generation State and Local Policies," which followed the October 2011 roundtable, “Two-Generation Strategies in Education.”

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February 15, 2012

The Ascend Fellowship Launches

On February 15th, 2012, Ascend at the Aspen Institute launched its inaugural class of Ascend Fellows.

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January 25, 2012

Aspen Asks: The Untapped Engine: How Can Women Drive The Economy?

As part of the Aspen Institute event series "Building the Economy We Want: Aspen Asks What Will it Take?" featured discussants considering what is needed to build a better economy for women.

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October 14, 2011

Two-Generation Strategies in Education: A Roundtable

On October 14, 2011, Ascend hosted the second in its roundtable series on Two-Generation Strategies, "Two-Generation Strategies in Education," which followed the program's launch in March 2011.

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March 29, 2011

Two Generations, One Future: A Roundtable

On March 29th, Ascend hosted its first Roundtable at the Aspen Institute, welcoming field innovators, philanthropists, and leading researchers to breakthrough ideas and proven strategies for moving parents, especially women, and their children beyond poverty.

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February 11, 2011

The Artist’s Voice For Social Change

Aspen Institute Trustee Anna Deavere Smith talks with Ascend Executive Director Anne Mosle about impacting social change through art.

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