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The Colorado Division of Youth Services is working to transform the family experience by taking a two-generation (2Gen) approach to the services it provides. By Tony Gherardini, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Human Services. November, 2018.

Postsecondary Success for Parents_Practice

Colleges and higher education systems can make institutional policy changes to bolster the success of students who are parents and their families through intentional use of a two-generation approach. This brief focuses on traditional two-year and four-year baccalaureate pathways for students who are parents; it complements a brief released on policy solutions.

Postsecondary Success for Parents_Policy

There are opportunities for federal and state policies to better support postsecondary institutions in serving students who are parents and their families. Policymakers can incentivize partnerships, name students who are parents as special or target populations, and facilitate financial aid processes that address the needs of families. Where possible, policies can also encourage creative and…

Ascend 2Gen_Core Components Graphic

2Gen Graphics

Enclosed in this Zip file are three graphics Ascend often uses to convey the two-generation approach to breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty for families: the 2Gen continuum, the 2Gen core components, and the legacy of opportunity graphic. We encourage you to use these graphics in your own communications, and kindly request that you attribute…

Ohana Nui History

Hawai‘i has launched a dramatic new approach to the delivery of human services. Called ‘Ohana Nui, it seeks to break generational patterns of poverty by concurrently addressing all of the basic health and human services needs of the entire family, rather than doing so in a piece-meal fashion. Bringing together Hawai‘i’s Departments of Human Services…