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Attendance and the Early Grades: A Two-Generation Issue


  Arriving right on time, Tameka circles the smiling star on her Perfectly Punctual Scorecard and dons the Perfectly Punctual vest to greet other children as they arrive at Morgan State University Head Start in Baltimore. Across the city at Heritage Early Learning Center, a Baltimore City public pre-K, Durrell circles his star before putting…

Women’s Funds Tackle Two-Generation Solutions


Follow @SarahCHaight   The theme of the annual Women’s Funding Network Conference, which took place April 10 – 13 in Detroit, Michigan, was Investing in Women: New Models for Impact, Giving and Collaboration.  Indeed, everywhere I turned, it seemed representatives from women’s funds were exchanging ideas on new ways of working.  This was especially true…

Colorado Children Learn the Importance of Saving for the Future


Follow @reggiebicha   Ascend Fellow and Colorado Department of Human Services Executive Director Reggie Bicha, center, speaking at the Aspen ThinkXChange in October, 2012.  Two-generation strategies are being implemented across the state of Colorado, and a new project is in the works which illustrates the impact that can be made statewide and in local communities. …

Post-Prison, a Story of Educating Two Generations At A Time


  Leslie Campbell is second from right, above, at the Aspen ThinkXChange In 1998, Leslie Campbell went to prison for two years after an abusive relationship with a person who was addicted to drugs. Prison separated her from her two-year-old daughter, but after release she decided to reclaim her lost hopes and dreams.  Leslie is…

Stroll-In For Head Start!


Follow @YasminaNHSA     Caption: Young alumni from GLEAMNS Human Resources Commission, Inc.’s Head Start program in South Carolina stand up for kids! Click here for more photos. One of Head Start’s foundational beliefs is that parents are their children’s first teachers, and last week Head Start and Early Head Start parents across the country…

Paradise For Everyone?


Follow @heynisha   Photo courtesy of sarasotagov.com I’m writing this as I fly back to Washington, DC, from Sarasota, Florida – where the Community Foundation of Sarasota County (CFSC) is exploring how to apply the two-generation approach that Ascend at the Aspen Institute has put forward.  Sarasota is a beautiful place – gorgeous beaches, the…