Announcing Roxane White as New Morgridge Innovator in Residence


Washington, DC, July 18, 2017 – The Aspen Institute announced Roxane White as its first Morgridge Family Economic Security Innovator in Residence beginning in September 2017. The Innovator in Residence is a new program at Ascend at the Aspen Institute to expand the conversation around solutions for families with low incomes and advance systemic shifts and new ideas to serve children and their families more effectively.

You’re the Mom: Empowering Moms to Make Healthy Eating Fun & Easy


At ChildObesity180, we believe that effective intergenerational programming calls for a commitment to helping parents and kids build healthy habits. So much of that work starts with making healthy food and drink choices, but, with over one-third of kids in the US eating fast food every day, it’s not always easy to make the healthy…

Webinar: The Importance of Cultural Competence in 2Gen Programs


Cultural competence is a set of behaviors, attitudes, approaches, and policies that come together and enable systems and agencies to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. Ascend is committed to applying an intersectional lens – across race, class, and gender – to how organizations serve families in a two-generation way. In this webinar, The Importance of…

Footwork of the Ascend Network to Spur Impact


Social capital extends beyond the personal relationships we have with our friends and family, and includes our institutional relationships as well. This web of connections among institutions helps children and families thrive, regardless of economic background. It’s this vital network of supports that is a crucial component of the two-generation field. At Ascend at the…

Success lies in 2Gen


Mignon Peters-Whitaker is a parent with Sheltering Arms / Atlanta Civic Site, an Ascend Network Partner. Sheltering Arms serves working families with high quality, affordable child care and education and comprehensive support services, and provides professional development for early childhood educators and community outreach. Sheltering arms is part of the Atlantic Civic Site, a neighborhood initiative…

Webinar: 2Gen and Immigration


This webinar is part of a series dedicated to Ascend Network Partners. The webinar focused on how the 2Gen approach applies to immigration policy and the current immigration landscape and featured speakers Arlisle Ford (Educational Alliance), Jon Fox-Rubin (Valley Settlement), and Jahaziel Hriart (CAP Tulsa). View the webinar slides and listen to a recording.