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Gateways to Two Generations

Ascend at the Aspen Institute Releases New Report


Gateways to Two Generations: The Potential for Early Childhood Programs and Partnerships to Support Children and Parents Together


In the 50 years since the War on Poverty was launched, we have learned a great deal about how to help families succeed. We have learned that a child’s success depends as much on her own opportunities as it does her parents’ opportunities. We have learned that by providing educational pathways for two generations — children and their parents together — we can harness the family’s full potential.

Gateways to Two Generations report cover

In this report, we:

The models and approaches outlined here stem from Ascend's ongoing series of discussions and convenings around early childhood and two-generation approaches. They also take into account the perspectives and resilience of families.

Friday, January 31st from 12:00 - 1:30 pm ET:

Ascend hosted a briefing on the report, featuring:

It was a great discussion. If you missed it, you can check out the Gateways to Two Generations video here.