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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…

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.

This report leads with 5 principles policymakers should consider when designing evaluation plans for their 2Gen efforts: Measure and account for outcomes for both children and parents; Embed learning and evaluation in policy design and systems development; Use multiple approaches; Use and promote data; and Build internal capacity and ensure continuous feedback through evaluation efforts.…

The Ascend 2Gen Early Childhood Development and Health Working Group identifies and prioritizes opportunities that can steer policy and practice in directions that recognize the close connections between early childhood development and health. This brief comes out of a Strategic Mapping Session in July 2017.