In her Anchorage Daily News op-ed , 2022 Ascend Fellow, Jessica Saniġaq Ullrich, shares the importance of preserving Indigenous languages as a way to uphold their Elders’ history, way of life, values, and relationships.
For five years, I have worked alongside other dedicated language learners to learn and preserve our language. But we must have intergenerational commitment to continue these efforts. We need to engage in language reclamation with our Elders, Elders in training, relatives, community members, young people, and allies. Every new expression that we learn adds a beautiful piece of our language back to our collective spirit. Everyone has a role to play on this learning journey. We can all commit to language learning, and funders can sponsor language preservation efforts. Our living language allows our soul to learn, experience recognition and can help us co-create a flourishing future.
Today, the Aspen Institute announced its 2023 Aspen Institute Ascend Fellows, 20 leaders from across the United States who are transforming systems so that all children and families can thrive.
In Aspen, the community and the Aspen Institute host renowned leaders, from deep dives on artificial intelligence at the Ideas Festival to the benefits of engagement over isolationism at the Aspen Security Forum.
In episode three of Aspen Ignites: Conversations to Build a Better World, Jenn White leads a conversation on leadership with Anne Mosle and 2018 Ascend Fellow Melvin Carter.
100 Ascend Fellows will join the Aspen community for two afternoons of conversations aimed at Building Well-Being for Children and Families and Prioritizing Joy and Human Thriving.
Campaign for Grade Level Reading: What Happens (or Doesn’t Happen) in One Generation Affects the Next: Two-Gen Strategies for Alleviating Poverty
This Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Week session discussed two-generation (2Gen) strategies to achieving improved outcomes for families.
Meet Nathan Chomilo, a 2022 Ascend Fellow and 2023 Aspen Ideas Health Fellow who’s incorporating community collaboration and racial equity into Minnesota’s Medicaid policy development. Nathan Chomilo’s work has centered on the impact that early childhood intervention and healthcare access have on the long-term prospects of our children and how health systems can address racial …
In an Inside Higher Ed article, David Croom and Generation Hope provide important perspective into why the student parent population is important for higher education institutions to prioritize.
In a blog post authored by Trene Hawkins of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Ascend's Managing Director Marjorie Sims shares how Ascend harnesses parent and caregiver leaders’ expertise to create policy and systems change in communities and organizations.
In her Crain’s Detroit Business op-ed , 2022 Ascend Fellow, Leseliey Welch, discuss the importance of maternal health and midwifery care.
In an article written by Jason DeParle for The New York Times, 2023 Ascend Parent Advisor, Brittnee Marsaw, shares her personal experiences being born to a teen mother and waiting to start her own family.
In her HeraldNet op-ed, 2022 Ascend Fellow, Roxana Norouzi, discusses the important role that powerbuilding from community organizations has in election results.
In a recent article for Kansas Child Magazine, Ascend executive director and founder Anne Mosle discusses the how 2Gen approaches can build on family resilience to meet the moment for children and families.
In an op-ed written for Early Learning Nation, 2023 Ascend Parent Advisor, Mikah Jorgensen, shares her personal experience and expertise offering 5 ideas and recommendations for postsecondary institutions to make higher education more supportive of parenting students.