Two Generations. One Future.

Ascend at the Aspen Institute is a hub for breakthrough ideas and collaborations that move children and their parents toward educational success and economic security. Ascend takes a two-generation approach to our work – focusing on children and their parents together – and we bring a gender and racial equity lens to our analysis.

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#TimeToCare Paid Leave Documentary Screening


On Wednesday, 9/23, 2021 at 2pm ET, Ascend at the Aspen Institute will host a sneak peek screening of the #TimeToCare documentary. This event will include a screening of the…

Key Principles for Supporting Family Child Care: Advancing Legislation


Family child care, or child care that takes place in the home of a paid provider who is licensed, certified, or listed, is a common form of child care. This…

New Study: Student Parents in College Experience Unique Mental Health Challenges but Lack Access to Support on Campus

Ascend at the Aspen Institute and The Jed Foundation Release a New Mental Health Framework with Recommendations for Supporting the Mental Health of Students Who Are Parents Washington, DC – A…

Ascend Together Live Webcast Series

#AscendTogether is a live webcast presented by Ascend at the Aspen Institute on Twitter and YouTube. The monthly webcasts are hosted by Ascend’s Founder and Executive Director, Anne Mosle. Each…