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Two Generations. One Future: An Anthology from the Ascend Fellowship

Two Generations. One Future: An Anthology from the Ascend Fellowship, edited by Dr. Christopher King; Dr. P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale; and Dr. Mario Small, offers insights into 2-Gen 2.0 approaches spearheaded by 20 leaders from across sectors, including the fields of human services, mental health, justice-involved families, and early childhood. It is divided into three sections: 1) Underpinnings of two-generation strategies; 2) Address and empowering families; 3) Innovative policies and programs; and 4) Evaluating and fostering two-generation strategies.

Led by the inaugural class of Aspen Institute Ascend Fellows, the Anthology offers the latest and most comprehensive picture of the two-generation field – and its challenges, successes, and lessons. Watch the Anthology release discussion here.

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Two Generations. One Future: An Anthology from the Ascend Fellowship




Children in school



Photos taken by Ascend Fellow, Steve  Liss, AmericaPoverty.org

Introduction and Overview


1. Underpinnings of two-generation strategies


2. Address and empowering families

3. Innovative policies and programs

4. Evaluating and fostering two-generation strategies


Download the full Anthology here.


Tweet the voices of inaugural Ascend Fellows from the 2gen Anthology:

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Tweet: Despite the persistent myth of the self-made man, no one makes it alone. -@MiaBirdsong #AscendFellow

Tweet Child care for all children is both a work support AND an educational strategy for Colorado families - @ReggieBicha #AscendFellow #2gen

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Tweet: Stories are the starting point of finding out what matters. -@WesMoore1 #AscendFellow #2gen Anthology

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