Announcing 2021 Ascend Fellows
19 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.
1 in 5: The Student Parent Podcast
15 student parents share their journey raising a family, working, and navigating COVID-19 while pursuing a postsecondary degree.
Key Principles for Advancing Family Child Care Legislation
Our country is facing a child care crisis, and these principles outline the importance of federal infrastructure investments.
From the Ascend Blog
The following text is adapted from "The State of the Field: Two-Generation Approaches to Family Well-Being." The full report is linked here.Two-generation approaches (2Gen) meaningfully engage and listen to families as equal partners in setting and achieving family...
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, as families themselves define them, and builds upon families’ inherent resilience. This requires an...
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 (Ascend) takes stock of the two-generation (2Gen) field. It analyzes what...
#AscendTogether Future Builders:
Leaders Meeting the Moment
AscendTogether is a live monthly webcast featuring conversations with Ascend partners as we delve into stories and policy solutions for creating more equitable pathways for families.
During this conversation, we’ll hear from three Ascend Fellows on their strategies for pushing for change and centering equity in their work.
Leadership Impact Forum
This annual convening of Ascend Fellows will explore bold ideas and powerful stories that demonstrate how equity-driven leadership can strengthen the well-being of families, communities, and the country.