2Gen Professional Development: Recapping a Network Masterclass Webinar


“As a result of our trainings, subgrantees formulate their own trainings and opportunities for continued learning around trauma informed care. This to me shows an organizational value shift toward genuinely being more trauma informed, something that will have a lasting impact.” – Sara VanSlambrook In April, Ascend began our 2018 Network Masterclass Webinar series with…

The Future of Work and Family Prosperity


Last week, as the Department of Labor announced the latest round of employment numbers, I was fortunate to be with the Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community—experts and innovators committed to helping families with low incomes become participants in the economy—engaging in a new conversation about the future of work. The Aspen Family Innovation experts came…

Tackling Intergenerational Poverty in Utah


State leaders in Utah are determined to find solutions to intergenerational poverty and strengthen the lives of children and their parents. As Governor Gary R. Herbert shared with colleagues at the National Governors Association, “Intergenerational poverty is generation after generation where the grandparents, parents, and now the children, are trapped in poverty. We’re trying to…

Upcoming Convening on June 14: States Leading the Way


The two-generation (2Gen) field is rapidly advancing: scalable and replicable solutions exist and are being expanded. On June 14, 2018, Ascend is proud to feature and host state and local leaders from around the country to release the timely publication States Leading the Way: Practical Solutions that Lift Up Children and Families as part of Ascend’s…

Exploring a 2Gen Approach to Improve Dental Health


Cross-posted from: https://ilikemyteeth.org/exploring-a-2gen-approach-to-improve-dental-health/ When children struggle to get the dental care they need, the obstacle often can be traced to challenges being faced by their parents or caregivers. The Children’s Dental Health Project (CDHP), a nonprofit policy institute, has launched an initiative to examine these connections and explore whether multi-generational policy solutions can improve oral health.…

WEBINAR: Buildling a Thriving Tennessee: A 2Gen Approach


On Tuesday, April 10, Ascend hosted a webinar on an upcoming case study release: Building a Thriving Tennessee: A 2Gen Approach. We’re happy to share the presentation slides and a recording of the webinar with you, as well as responses to your questions from our panelists, Commissioner Danielle Barnes and Tiffany Day, Executive Advisor and 2Gen Consultant, from the Tennessee Department…