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Aspen Institute Ascend Network

Goal of the Ascend Network

The goal of the Aspen Institute Ascend Network is to mobilize and activate leaders and organizations to influence policy and practice changes that increase economic security, educational success, social capital, and health and well-being for children, parents, and their families.

The initial 58 organizations were selected from 24 states and the District of Columbia. Ascend Network membership now exceeds 180 organizations, coming from 36 states and the District of Columbia.

Who's in the Network? Click here for a list of Ascend Network Partners

The selected organizations range from:

They join the Ascend Fellows, anchor members of the Network and pioneers in solutions for families.

Network members receive targeted support and tools, including:

Network themes and areas for deeper exploration include:

Hear from members of the Ascend Network

Network Video Final from Ascend at the Aspen Institute on Vimeo.