Four Employer Principles for Family Prosperity

Sign on for improving jobs for parents and caregivers.

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

Webinar Recap: Uplifting California’s Student Parents

Webinar Recap: Uplifting California’s Student Parents

Student parents are a key population – one that represents over 20 percent of the postsecondary student population and the state of California. How can the state’s systems prepare for this key population?

With this question in mind, Ascend at the Aspen Institute, Tipping Point Community, The Education Trust—West, California Competes, The Michelson 20MM Foundation and Blue Shield of California Foundation, among others wanted to convene a group of early childhood and postsecondary leaders, including student parents themselves, across the state of California to discuss this key population of student parents. 

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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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Ascend Convenings

Moving to Action: The National Strategy On Gender Equity and Equality

Moving to Action: The National Strategy On Gender Equity and Equality

Moving to Action: The National Strategy On Gender Equity and EqualityThe White House Gender Policy Council’s release of the National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality is a historic accomplishment that is the first-of-its-kind in the US. Its release is a crucial...

Rohini Anand Book Talk: Leading Global Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Rohini Anand Book Talk: Leading Global Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Book Talk: Leading Global Diversity Equity and InclusionJoin us for a book talk featuring Dr. Rohini Anand, a strategic global business leader and trusted board member who has successfully transformed cultures, built an iconic brand with an enduring reputation, and...

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