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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Kimberly Miyazawa Frank Selected as New Morgridge Innovator in Residence


NEWS RELEASE Contact: Lindsay Broyhill Ascend at the Aspen Institute Tel: 202.721.5596 lindsay.broyhill@aspeninstitute.org   Kimberly Miyazawa Frank Selected as New Morgridge Innovator in Residence Transformational Leader for Children and Families Selected for Aspen Institute Residency Washington, DC – The Aspen Institute announced Kimberly Miyazawa Frank, J.D., as the next Morgridge Family Economic Security Innovator in Residence.…

Prestigious Aspen Institute Ascend Fellowship Announces 2018 Class of Leaders


NEWS RELEASE Contact: Lindsay Broyhill Ascend at the Aspen Institute Tel: 202.721.5596 Lindsay.broyhill@aspeninstitute.org Prestigious Aspen Institute Ascend Fellowship Announces 2018 Class of Leaders Diverse Leaders Selected for Their Groundbreaking Work Advancing Opportunity for Children and Families With Low Incomes Washington, DC, September 6, 2018 – The Aspen Institute announced today the 2018 class of Aspen…

Announcing: Ascend Network Partners Join Family Prosperity

NEWS RELEASE Contact: Lindsay Broyhill Ascend at the Aspen Institute Tel: 202.721.5596 lindsay.broyhill@aspeninstitute.org   10 Community Organizations Selected to Join Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community Will support and leverage ideas from Family Prosperity that strengthen work-family supports Washington, DC – The Aspen Institute announced the selection of 10 Ascend Network Partners to join the Aspen…

Q&A with Philanthropist and Author Carrie Morgridge

This summer, author Carrie Morgridge, Vice President and Chief Disruptor of the Morgridge Family Foundation, released her newest book, The Spirit of the Trail: A Journey to Fulfillment Along the Continental Divide, chronicling the 46-day, 2,774 mile-long bike trip of a lifetime that she and her husband, John, completed in the summer of 2016. It…