2Gen Practice Institute Takeaways: Parent Engagement At Every Level


One of my main takeaways from Ascend at Tulsa was how to engage parents and give their voice meaning at every level of an organization. I was also fortunate to have a parent representative from my organization, Luz Marrow, attend the conference as well. As a 2Gen community provider, I am sure we would all…

2Gen Practice Institute Takeaways: Little Dixie Community Action Agency, Inc


This past April, I had the honor of attending a convening at the Aspen Institute in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where 2Gen (two-generation)  practitioners came together and engaged in a captivating two and 1/2 day learning experience: “Learning Strategies and Advancing my Knowledge of 2gen Approaches.”  The 2Gen Practice Institute focus remained on one key goal:  Unifying…

Forging Ahead: The 2Gen Practice Institute


“It seemed that way in the 1960s, at the height of the civil rights movement, when America itself felt as if it might burst at the seams – so much tension, so many storms. But the people of conscience never left the house. They never ran away. They stayed, they came together and they did…

Webinar: Connecting the Network and Ascend in 2017


This webinar is part of a series dedicated to Ascend Network Partners. The webinar highlighted Ascend’s 2017 policy goals and polling conducted by Lake Research Partners in 2016. Participants heard from Ascend’s executive director, Anne Mosle, about Ascend’s policy goals this year and beyond, as well as leading pollster, Celinda Lake, about the polling that…

Debrief: Whole Family 2Gen Approach Kickoff Meeting


On Monday, April 3rd the Dakota County Department of Community Corrections hosted their first Whole Family 2GEN Approach Kickoff meeting in Hastings, Minnesota. The convening brought together over 25 staff, consisting of corrections officers, case managers, supervisors, and directors primarily from the juvenile division. The staff that came together had an impressive 562 years of…

Webinar: Building 2Gen Communities: Lessons from Sarasota and Austin


View a recording of this webinar here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/5309566221611456006 Thursday, April 6 – Webinar: Building 2Gen Communities: Lessons from Sarasota and Austin Leading 2Gen innovators John Annis (Ascend Fellow and Executive Vice President of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County) and Sue Carpenter (United Way for Greater Austin) shared their step-by-step process of developing two-generation solutions that…