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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Bringing Fathers Into Focus for Child & Family Well-Being


As we reimagine public systems and services to work better for families, we have an opportunity to do so in a way that honors the full diversity of family structures,…

State of the Field: Two-Generation Approaches to Family Well-Being


Ascend at the Aspen Institute releases State of the Field report on two-generation approaches to family well-being. Washington, DC – A new report released today by Ascend at the Aspen Institute…

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…