• Engage: #2Gen

Two generations. One future.

Resources

Use the dropdown menu below to filter resources by category.

Making Tomorrow Better Together

This report from the Two-Generation Outcomes Working Group is designed to set a foundation for how practitioners and policymakers consider the intended outcomes of two-generation programs and the pathways to achieve those outcomes. March 2016

downDownload

Home-Grown Social Capital

Study which expands how higher education for formerly incarcerated women facilitates family and community transformation. Using the two-generation lens, it reflects the way women and men in communities affected by incarceration actually experience family relationships. Susan Sturm, Center for Institutional and Social Change at Columbia and Vivian Nixon, College and Community Fellowship. September 2015.

downDownload

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and Two-Generation Strategies

Brief with information about two-generation strategies and the levers of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Ascend at the Aspen Institute, July 2015.

downDownload

The Elephant in the Clinic: Early Literacy and Family Well-Being

Early literacy and family well-being through Reach Out and Read. White Paper authored by Dipesh Navsaria, MpH, MSLIS, MD, Amy Shriver, MD. October 2015.

downDownload

Poverty Interrupted: Applying Behavioral Science to the Context of Chronic Scarcity

White paper that studies behavioral science and its relationship to breaking the cycle of poverty. ideas42, April 2015

downDownload

Reimagining 2Gen Pathways- Bold Ideas for 2015, Ascend at the Aspen Institute

Innovations from the Ascend Network and Aspen ThinkXChange: National Forum on Two-Generation Solutions, April 2015.

downDownload

Two Open Windows: Infant and Parent Neurobiologic Change

This paper shares interventions and research on 2Gen brain science and toxic stress. Ascend Fellow, Dr. Sarah Watamura and Dr. Philyoung Kim. June 2015.

downDownload

5 Key Trends Structuring L.A.‘s Future and Why 2Gen Makes Sense

A presentation by Dr. Manuel Pastor

downDownload

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

A collection of pieces that offers insights into "2Gen 2.0" approaches spearheaded by 20 leaders from across sectors, including the fields of human services, mental health, justice-involved families, and early childhood. Edited by Dr. Christopher King, Dr. P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, and Dr. Mario Small. April 2015.

downDownload

Aspen Institute Ascend Fellows, Class of 2015

Read the profiles of the Ascend Fellows working to advance two-generation solutions, economic security, educational success, and health and well-being for children, parents, and their families. April 2015.

downDownload

When Brain Science meets Public Policy

Brief that, through a two-generation lens focuses the braiding of policies, practice guidance, program design and systems development related to lifting low-income families. Institute for Child Success, January 2015.

downDownload

impactDEALS Forum Sector report: Impact Investing in Education

This summary report provides a high level review of the discussion, and sets forth key opportunities and challenges for impact investing in education.

downDownload

impactDEALS Forum Sector report: Impact Investing in Conservation Finance

This summary report provides a high level review of the discussion, and sets forth key opportunities and challenges for impact investing in the conservation finance field.

downDownload

Head Start Reimagined: Ascend’s February E-News

Ascend's February 2015 E-News

downDownload

Case Studies: Two Generations Together, National Head Start Association

Across the country, local programs have partnered with colleges, workforce agencies, banks, employers, foundations, hospitals, state agencies, and more to create a two- generation infrastructure for success.

downDownload

Two Generations Together, National Head Start Association, January 2015

When Head Start was launched in 1965, at its core was the idea that families and communities were integral to any effort to support children’s successful learning and development. Fifty years after that first summer of parents and churches and community organizations opening classrooms for poor children and providing them with learning experiences, medical and dental care, and nutritious meals, Head Start has grown to serve more than a million children annually, always believing in parents as their children’s first teachers and a program’s most important partners.

downDownload

Voices for Two-Generation Success Top 10 Polling & Messaging Tips

Bipartisan national public opinion and exit poll research on public support for two-generation policies. Report includes messaging tips for two-generation policies. December 2014.

downDownload

Vroom

Check out the exciting new Vroom tools for early learning from the Bezos Family Foundation: • Vroom website with downloadable tools, videos, and other resources for families and caregivers; • Quarterly newsletter with Vroom and brain science updates, community spotlights, and brain building tips; and • Vroom app to create brain building moments wherever you are. Visit the Vroom website to find out more.

downDownload

The Bottom Line: Impact Investing for Economic Mobility in the U.S.

The report recognizes the importance of learning from all sectors in tackling any challenge. Specifically, it builds on opportunities in the growing impact investment field. The report draws on the lessons from market-based approaches to identify tools and strategies that can help move the needle on family economic security. December 2014.

downDownload

Two-Generation Approaches to Community Transformation Webinar

Webinar slides featuring three United Ways initiatives that exploretwo-generation approaches to family wellbeing. December 2014.

downDownload

1 2 3