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Two generations. One future.

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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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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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Five Ways that Pay Along the Way to a B.A.

By Anthony P. Carnevale, Tamara Jayasundera, Andrew R. Hanson. Georgetown University Public Policy Institute. September 2012.

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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: July 2013 Economics Brief

Various Supports for Low-Income Families Reduce Poverty and Have Long-Term Positive Effects On Families and Children. By Arloc Sherman, Danilo Trisi, and Sharon Parrott. July 2013.

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Paths to Advancement for Single Parents

By Cynthia Miller, Victoria Deitch, Aaron Hill. The Employment Retention and Advancement Project. MDRC. November 2010.

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Literature Review: Career Pathways Program

Implementation, Systems and Outcome Evaluation of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants to Serve TANF Recipients and Other Low-income Individuals. Health Professions Opportunities Grants Literature Review. June 2013

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At What Cost? How Student Debt Reduces Lifetime Wealth

By Robert Hiltonsmith. DEMOS. Augst 2013.

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Welfare Reform and the Need for a Two-Generational Approach: A Wisconsin Perspective

By Karen Bogenchneider. Wisconsin Family Impact Seminars. 1996.

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Emerging Opportunities for Addressing Maternal Depression Under Medicaid

By Embry Howell, Olivia Golden, and William Beardslee. Urban Institute. March 2013.

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Accelerate: CAP Tulsa and Ideo.org

A Human-Centered Design Project Focused on CAP Tulsa's Two-Generation Approach. 2013

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Voices for Two-Generation Success: Seeking Stable Futures

Findings from 10 focus groups with low and moderate income mothers, and teenage boys and girls.

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Opening Life Opportunities with Two-Generation Education

By Jessica Tobacman. Spring 2013.

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2012 Ascend Fellows Brochure

Profiles of the inaugural Ascend Fellows class of leaders within the the inaugural class of the Aspen Institute’s Ascend Fellowship furthering two-generation work with breakthrough ideas and leadership.

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Toward A Two-Generation Strategy: Voices of American Families

Ascend Commissions Bipartisan Lake Research Partners and American Viewpoint Focus Groups. December 2011.

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Reclaiming The American Dream: Community Colleges and the Nation’s Future

American Association of Community Colleges. April 2012.

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IWPR Fact Sheet: Single Student Parents Face Financial Difficulties

Institute for Women's Policy Research. April 2012.

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Low-Income Single Mothers at Community College: Recommendations for Practices to Improve Completion

Prepared by Matthew Graham and Meegan Dugan Bassett. Women Employed. 2012.

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