2Gen Toolbox

CareerAdvance®, developed and run by the Community Action Project of Tulsa County (CAP Tulsa), is a model two-generation intervention that pairs early childhood education for children with career pathway training in the health care sector for parents. CareerAdvance® recruits parents from high quality Head Start centers and offers career ladders through certification programs in the healthcare field at no cost to families. Additional elements include career coaching, small peer learning groups, financial incentives for parents’ educational progress, and wraparound early care and education for children. This represents the first study of this type of two-generation program and is the beginning of a series of evaluations of CareerAdvance®’s effects on parents and children. April 2017.

Guide from George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health designed to help organizations develop cross-sector coalitions aimed at addressing adverse childhood experiences in the context of adverse community environments. April 2017.

This brief from the Annie E. Casey Foundation provides an overview of how some 2Gen programs fund their work. March 2017.

This brief from the National Center for Families Learning details the results of a 2Gen learning program for Hispanic/Latino families in Detroit. March 2017.

Since The Excel Center® opened in 2010, database research continues to illustrate proof of impact. This report combines independent, verified data from the Center for Evaluation & Education Policy (CEEP), Indiana Department of Education (IDOE), National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD). The combined data from these sources was used to create a profile of The Excel Center students while highlighting pertinent performance metrics and outcomes for graduates of the school. March 2017.

In partnership with Ascend at the Aspen Institute, Sarasota County, with leadership from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, has explored, developed, and implemented 2Gen efforts since 2012. This brief details the process by which the Community Foundation embarked on its 2Gen efforts, key lessons and challenges that emerged from these efforts, results from 2Gen initiatives throughout the county, and examples of ongoing work. February 2017.