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Weā€™ve selected four projects from the 2021 Class of Fellows that show impressive potential in both their scope and capacity to address timely issues.Ā 
Ascend FellowshipMay 25, 2023
The Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community Phase II sought to find and foster the most effective and innovative strategies to accelerate social and economic mobility for working families with low incomes. To do so, we elevated the voices and expertise of families with lived experience, were guided by 14 advisors, and we brought together 20 …

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Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation CommunityMay 3, 2023
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Tiana C. McCoy ā€“ Senior Associate, Operations and Convenings at Ascend ā€“ provides an inside look at the experience of a Fellows Forum.
BlogMay 2, 2023
We are pleased to share Ascend at the Aspen Instituteā€™s newest report – Reimagining Child Welfare and Realizing a Networked Approach to Family Well-Being. Tapping the expertise and experience of families, Ascend Fellows, and the Ascend Network, this report is the result of our effort that began in 2020 to interrogate the systems, practices, and policies that …

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PublicationApril 10, 2023
We are delighted to share a new research report in partnership with Child Trends: Data on Families with Low Incomes Across America Can Inform Two-Generation Approaches. In this new analysis, research experts Elizabeth Wildsmith and Marta Alvira-Hammond paint a detailed picture of how families in households with low incomes in the United States have changed …

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PublicationMarch 1, 2023
Group of Ascend Fellows at Wind Cave National Park
My heart is filled with love and gratitude for the courageous community of leaders our Ascend at the Aspen Institute team works with everyday. Ā And I am simply delighted to share ourĀ Ascend at the Aspen Institute Impact & InspirationĀ Report. In thisĀ magazine-style 2022 Impact & Inspiration Report, you will meet just a few of those inspiring …

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PublicationFebruary 14, 2023