Brendan Creamer

On March 29th, Ascend hosted its first Roundtable at the Aspen Institute, welcoming field innovators, philanthropists, and leading researchers to breakthrough ideas and proven strategies for moving parents, especially women, and their children beyond poverty.  The Roundtable was an opportunity to address and discuss a powerful way to move vulnerable families beyond poverty, which is …

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September 27, 2012
Welcome to the new Ascend website, a virtual hub for leaders working on solutions and innovations to move families toward economic mobility.  Ascend at the Aspen Institute is based on a simple but powerful idea: two-generation approaches, which focus on creating opportunities for and addressing needs of parents and children together, hold great promise and …

A Big Idea for 2012: Two-Generation Approaches Read More »

BlogSeptember 26, 2012
On February 15th, 2012, Ascend at the Aspen Institute launched its inaugural class of Ascend Fellows.  The 2012-2013 class of Ascend Fellows is comprised of 20 dynamic leaders from across public, private, and nonprofit sectors who are driving innovative ideas and proven strategies that help families achieve educational success and economic security.  Watch Ascend Fellows …

The Ascend Fellowship Launches Read More »

September 20, 2012
September 20, 2012
Tweet to @alevere Grounded in core values like boldness, creativity and determination, Ascend is founded on the belief that a country in which millions of families are living in poverty is neither equitable nor sustainable. Recognizing the power of collaboration as a vehicle for putting promising ideas into meaningful action, the Ascend Fellowship convenes a …

Ideas Into Action: The 2012 Assets Learning Conference Read More »

BlogSeptember 19, 2012
Aspen ThinkXChange
August 29, 2012