2Gen Toolbox

Shining a light on supportive approaches to noncustodial parenting, specifically by looking at Colorado’s successful CO-PEP program. By Reggie Bicha, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Human Services, and Roxane White, Morgridge Innovator in Residence. April, 2018.

Good leaders know when a transition is coming and work to provide a clear roadmap
for the future. Transitions at the state level are felt even more acutely these days with staff turnover, retiring leadership, and 2018 gubernatorial elections on the horizon in 36 states. Ascend Fellows Reggie Bicha, executive director of the Colorado Department of Human Services, and Roxane White, Morgridge Innovator in Residence, discuss best practices for maintaining 2Gen momentum through transition. This brief is part of our Solutions Series (February 2018)

301 Activity: The Community Guide to 2Gen Approaches helps communities understand how they deliver services to their populations and how they can become more efficient and effective at achieving lasting outcomes. This brief community guide is designed to help leaders. This is the third part of a three-part toolkit. October 2017.

201: 2Gen Action Plan

201 Activity: 2Gen Action Plan. This is the second part of a three-part toolkit. October 2017.

101 Activity: Seeing where you belong on the 2Gen continuum. This activity is the first of a three-part toolkit. October 2017.

As hundreds of organizations and dozens of states around the country explore two-generation (2Gen) approaches, Ascend at the Aspen Institute, the national 2Gen hub, is documenting and sharing the lessons of field leaders. This brief from our 2Gen Toolbox focuses on a leading community model, the United Way, and how United Ways are leveraging their community leadership roles and funding portfolios to achieve better outcomes for children and families through a 2Gen approach. This brief is part of our Solutions Series (January 2018)