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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.

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Report: 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.

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Two-Generation Approaches to Community Transformation Webinar

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

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Two-Generation Approaches, National Voices Project

Ascend at the Aspen Institute partnered with the National Voices Project to conduct a major national survey of adults who work and volunteer on behalf of children. The focus of the survey was on key components for two-generation approaches and barriers to economic security and serving two generations. November 2014.

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Top 10 for 2-Gen: Principles for Action and Lessons from Bipartisan Polling Webinar Slides

Slides from Top 10 for 2-Gen: Principles for Action and Lessons from Bipartisan Polling Webinar Slides covering new exit-polling data about support for two-generation policies to lift families out of poverty. November 2014.

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A Two Generation Strategy: Healthy Parents and Healthy Kids

Voices for Utah Children's fourth brief in their series focused on two-generation strategies to reduce poverty.

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Top Ten for 2Gen: Policy Ideas and Principles to Advance Two-Generation Efforts

Six principles and ten specific policies policymakers can use now to guide the design and use of two-generation approaches. October 2014.

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Attendance and the Early Grades: A Two Generation Issue

Voices for Utah Children's third issue in a series of briefs focused on two-generation strategies to reduce poverty. September 2014.

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The Affordable Care Act: Affording Two-Generation Approaches to Health

New report analyzing how the Affordable Care Act can improve families' health and economic stability. September 2014.

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A Two-Generation Strategy: Right from the Start

Voices for Utah Children's second issue in a series of briefs focused on two-generation strategies to reduce poverty. August 2014.

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Women’s Economic Empowerment 2020

Brief from Ascend's May roundtable with 50 local, state, and national leaders on women's economic empowerment for 2020. July 2014.

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A Two-Generation Approach to Ending Poverty in Utah

Voices for Utah Children's first in a series of issue briefs focused on two-generation strategies to reduce poverty. June 2014.

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Making Economic Security a Family Tradition

Full report from the 2012 Aspen ThinkXChange. 2013.

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Aspen Institute Ascend Network Brochure

Introducing the Aspen Institute Ascend Network. April 2014.

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Two (or More) Generation Frameworks

What if – at this the 50th anniversary of the start of the War on Poverty -- we really meant it when we talk about educational and economic success as the legacy that passes from one generation in America to the next, as the mission of Ascend at the Aspen Institute so boldly asserts?

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Harvard Kennedy School Social Capital Toolkit

Published by the Saguaro Seminar. By Thomas H. Sander and Kathleen Lowney. October 2006.

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Improving Access to Public Benefits: Helping Eligible Individuals and Families Get the Income Suppor

By Shelly Waters Boots. Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and Annie E. Casey Foundation. April 2010

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Two-Generation Playbook

Ascend at the Aspen Institute publication on the two-generation approach and its core components. January 2014.

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Gateways to Two Generations

Ascend at the Aspen Institute publication on the potential for early childhood programs and partnerships to support children and their parents together. January 2014.

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Innovations in Early Childhood: An Ascend Forum Overview

Ascend at the Aspen Institute overview of Aspen Forum on Innovations in Early Childhood. December 2013.

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