• Engage: #2Gen

Two generations. One future.

Commissioner Dr. Raquel Hatter 2G for Tennessee

Commissioner Dr. Raquel Hatter 2G for Tennessee

2015 ThinkXChange: Weaving and Charting Opportunities for 2Gen in 2016

2015 ThinkXChange: Weaving and Charting Opportunities for 2Gen in 2016

Over the last 18 months, Ascend Network Partners have developed tools, launched pilots, spurred collaborations, implemented policies, and helped move families in communities toward opportunity. Celebrate the impact of their work while looking ahead at both network and demographic next steps: how can you engage more deeply in the 2Gen field, and what are the demographic shifts and trends that shape it?

ThinkXChange: Making Tomorrow Better… Together

ThinkXChange: Making Tomorrow Better… Together

Building on decades of research and innovation, the 2Gen field has emerged in the last five years as a movement with staying power. And the Ascend Network is a growing, vital part of it. This interactive plenary will explore the intergenerational focus, commitment to cross-discipline and cross-sector solutions, and racial equity and gender lenses that are at the heart of 2Gen. Listen to Ascend Network Partners highlight how 2Gen approaches have gained traction and momentum across the country – and where this movement should go next. Speakers include: Betsy Delgado, Goodwill Industries of Indianapolis; Aisha Nyandoro, Springboard to Opportunity; Rod Bremby, CT Department of Human Services; Liane Wong, David and Lucile Packard Foundation; Tameka Henry, Acelero Learning; Rick Noriega, AVANCE, Inc.; Anne Mosle, Ascend at the Aspen Institute

Dr. Richard Wylie

Dr. Richard Wylie

Dr. Richard Wylie is an Ascend at the Aspen Institute Fellow and President of Endicott College.

Henry Wilde

Henry Wilde

Henry Wilde is an Ascend at the Aspen Institute Fellow and Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Acelero Learning.

Dr. Mario Small

Dr. Mario Small

Dr. Mario Small is an Ascend at the Aspen Institute Fellow and Dean of the Division of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago.

Gloria Perez

Gloria Perez

Gloria Perez is an Ascend at the Aspen Institute Fellow and President and Chief Executive Officer of Jeremiah Program.

Dr. Eduardo Padrón

Dr. Eduardo Padrón

Dr. Eduardo Padrón is an Ascend at the Aspen Institute Fellow and President of Miami Dade College.

Reverend Vivian Nixon

Reverend Vivian Nixon

Reverend Vivian Nixon is an Ascend at the Aspen Institute Fellow and Executive Director of College and Community Fellowship.

Wes Moore

Wes Moore

Wes Moore is an Ascend at the Aspen Institute Fellow and author of the New York Times bestseller--The Other Wes Moore.

Margaret McKenna

Margaret McKenna

Margaret McKenna is an Ascend at the Aspen Institute Fellow and former President of the Wal-Mart Foundation.

Dr. C. Nicole Mason

Dr. C. Nicole Mason

Dr. C. Nicole Mason is an Ascend at the Aspen Institute Fellow and former Executive Director of the Women of Color Policy Network.

Dr. Meera Mani

Dr. Meera Mani

Dr. Meera Mani is an Ascend at the Aspen Institute Fellow and Director of the Children, Families, and Communities Program at The David & Lucile Packard Foundation.

Dr. Chris King

Dr. Chris King

Dr. Chris King is an Ascend at the Aspen Institute Fellow and Director of the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources at the University of Texas-Austin.

Karla Davis

Karla Davis

Karla Davis is an Ascend at the Aspen Institute Fellow and former Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Dr. P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale

Dr. P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale

Dr. P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale is an Ascend at the Aspen Institute Fellow and Professor of Social Policy and Human Development at the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University.

Steve Liss

Steve Liss

Steve Liss is an Ascend at the Aspen Institute Fellow and the founder of AmericanPoverty.org

Steven Dow

Steven Dow

Steven Dow is an Ascend at the Aspen Institute Fellow and Executive Director of Community Action Project Tulsa.

Mia Birdsong

Mia Birdsong

Mia Birdsong is an Ascend at the Aspen Institute Fellow and Vice President of the Family Independence Initiative.

Reggie Bicha

Reggie Bicha

Reggie Bicha is an Ascend at the Aspen Institute Fellow and Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Human Services.

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