2015-16 Ascend Fellows


John Annis Barancik Foundation Sarasota, FL Mr. John Annis is, as of January 1, 2018, the senior vice president of collaboration and impact at the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation. Formerly, he was senior vice president of community investment at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, which provides grants in the areas of education, health…

2012-2013 Ascend Fellows


Katie Albright Safe and Sound San Francisco, CA Katie Albright, JD, is the Executive Director of Safe and Sound (formerly the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center), an organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect, the promotion of healthy families, and the mental health of children. Her prior experiences include SF Deputy…

Legislative proposals that could help, or hurt, families


The past few months have been a whirlwind of policy proposals and deliberations at the Congressional level. Most recently, the House of Representatives passed sweeping changes to the US tax code, with the Senate slated to debate and hold a vote on their version of the legislation after Thanksgiving. While this proposal carries numerous implications…

Five Ideas from Colorado’s 2Gen Statewide Conference


Golden, Colorado is a quintessential main street community with boutiques that encourage browsing, yummy wood-fired pizza, and the stunning backdrop of the Rockies. It’s probably not the first place you’d think of for a high-powered gathering of the state’s top policy players. Yet, here they were for a packed 36 hours focused on what it…

Webinar: Family-Centered Coaching with Ascend and the Prosperity Agenda


Ascend and The Prosperity Agenda conducted a webinar on November 13 at 3pm  on Family-Centered Coaching. Family-Centered Coaching is a set of strategies, tools, and resources that can help programs, agencies, case managers, coaches, and others change the ways they work with families striving to reach their goals. Participants learned about the toolkit that The…

2GPI 2017 Pre-Reading


Please use the linked PDF for the 2GPI Pre-Reading, Cure at Troy, by Seamus Heaney: Heaney_Cure at Troy