#TimeToCare Paid Leave Documentary Screening


On Wednesday, 9/23, 2021 at 2pm ET, Ascend at the Aspen Institute will host a sneak peek screening of the #TimeToCare documentary. This event will include a screening of the…

Key Principles for Supporting Family Child Care: Advancing Legislation


Family child care, or child care that takes place in the home of a paid provider who is licensed, certified, or listed, is a common form of child care. This…

Webinar: Accelerating Paid Leave for Families


On Tuesday, June 1st, 2021, Ascend at the Aspen Institute’s Family Prosperity Innovation Community hosted a panel discussion about the recently proposed federal legislation on paid leave. This webinar presented…

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…

Race and Belonging in America: My Identity as an Asian American Adoptee


On March 16, 2021, eight people, six of whom were Asian women, died in a targeted mass shooting of three Asian-owned businesses in Atlanta. I walk through this world as…