WHO ARE THE 1 MILLION FATHERS IN COLLEGE?
Our digital chartbook provides the first comprehensive look at available data on student fathers to help institutions, policymakers, and advocates better support their success.
This interactive report interrogates the systems, practices, and policies that contribute to disparities and poor outcomes for children, families, and communities.
Meet inspiring leaders and learn about innovative solutions from the Ascend community.
This compendium surfaces effective strategies to accelerate social and economic mobility for working families with low incomes.
Our interactive playbook identifies five promising strategies that higher education institutions can implement to support the unique needs of student parents.
Groundbreaking analysis of families paints a richer portrait of the state of families in America.
Download our new report Toward a More Equitable Tomorrow: A Landscape Analysis of Early Childhood Leadership.
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Today, more than one in five college students in the US are parents. Our ‘1 in 5’ podcast vividly profiles students who are parents pursuing their education while raising a family and working. Throughout the series, student parents share their journeys raising a family, working, and navigating challenges while pursuing a postsecondary degree. These experiences of students who are parents should not be unfamiliar or unheard, especially on college campuses.
Comprehensive, integrated, and fair policies for workers are critical not only for parents, caregivers, and their children, but they’re essential for businesses and communities to thrive. Sign on to the principles to join the acknowledge the shared goal of achieving good jobs for all parents and caregivers, especially those with low incomes.
The Ascend Network connects cross-sector organizations from across the country that are using the two-generation (2Gen) approach to create a society where all families can reach their full potential. These leaders, who are most proximate to communities and know families’ needs and potential, implement the 2Gen model at scale so parents and children can grow their talents and and skills.