Ascend Publications

The report recognizes the importance of learning from all sectors in tackling any challenge. Specifically, it builds on opportunities in the growing impact investment field. The report draws on the lessons from market-based approaches to identify tools and strategies that can help move the needle on family economic security. December 2014.

Ascend at the Aspen Institute partnered with the National Voices Project to conduct a major national survey of adults who work and volunteer on behalf of children. The focus of the survey was on key components for two-generation approaches and barriers to economic security and serving two generations. November 2014.

Slides from Top 10 for 2-Gen: Principles for Action and Lessons from Bipartisan Polling Webinar Slides covering new exit-polling data about support for two-generation policies to lift families out of poverty. November 2014.

Six principles and ten specific policies policymakers can use now to guide the design and use of two-generation approaches. October 2014.

New report analyzing how the Affordable Care Act can improve families’ health and economic stability. September 2014.

Brief from Ascend’s May roundtable with 50 local, state, and national leaders on women’s economic empowerment for 2020. July 2014.