The Aspen ThinkXChange is a dynamic platform to discuss and debate opportunities, challenges, and solutions for moving children and their parents toward educational success and economic security.  With a focus on two-generation approaches to economic mobility and the power of networks to create lasting change, the Aspen ThinkXChange will highlight the work and ideas of Ascend Network partners and other leaders in the field, while moving toward action.  As preparation for these discussions, we encourage you to read two pieces that we hope will inspire you to think differently about how you collaborate and the importance of your – and others’ – personal stories. Both these readings are part of the Aspen Institute Seminar Curriculum.