Announcing 2021 Ascend Fellows

18 leaders with vision, positional power, and unity of purpose to change the trajectory of children and families.

STATE OF THE FIELD

This landmark publication analyzes ten years of accomplishments from the two-generation (2Gen) field and presents opportunities to improve the future for families in America.

Student Parent Mental Health

New original research illuminates the unique mental health barriers parenting students face and outlines eight recommendations for higher education institutions to improve outcomes for students and families.

Ascend at the Aspen institute

 

Ascend at the Aspen Institute is a catalyst and convener for systems, policy, and social impact leaders who are working to create a world where every family passes a legacy of economic and educational success and well-being from one generation to the next. We serve as the hub for two-generation (2Gen) solutions and an amplifier of innovations that create pathways to economic mobility.

From the Ascend Blog

Washington, DC’s Two Generations, One Future Day

Washington, DC’s Two Generations, One Future Day

The inaugural Aspen Leadership Impact Forum brought Aspen Institute Ascend Fellows and philanthropic leaders who share a commitment to courageous leadership for children and families together with the inaugural cohort of SOARFellows, leaders working to expand opportunities for women and girls.

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Rebuild Right: Leadership for an Equitable Tomorrow

Rebuild Right: Leadership for an Equitable Tomorrow

The inaugural Aspen Leadership Impact Forum brought Aspen Institute Ascend Fellows and philanthropic leaders who share a commitment to courageous leadership for children and families together with the inaugural cohort of SOARFellows, leaders working to expand opportunities for women and girls.

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