2Gen Toolbox

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)

Summary report and next steps from the Colorado 2Gen Statewide Conference held November 6-7, 2017 in Denver. You can find more information on Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s Two-Generation Approach webpage.

New publication from New America’s Family-Centered Social Policy program in partnership with Ascend Network Partner Springboard to Opportunities, under the direction of Ascend Fellow Aisha Nyandoro. November 2017.

New 2-pager on Ascend Network efforts in Colorado. November 2017.

Use these guidelines and tips to craft tailored messages that bring your 2Gen work to life in a way that makes policymakers see what a good idea 2Gen is and encourages them to support spreading 2Gen where it makes sense. January 2017.

Educational Alliance (New York, NY) shares a programmatic example of implementation of a 2Gen framework. This slide deck is from the Using a 2Gen Outcomes Framework session at Ascend’s 2017 2Gen Practice Institute. This session focused on how organizations can improve their capacity to measure 2Gen outcomes and learn how to activate the Making Tomorrow Better Together report.