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Postsecondary Success for Parents Initiative

Announcing New Partnership to Advance Student Parents


NEWS RELEASE Contact: Lindsay Broyhill Ascend at the Aspen Institute Tel: 202.721.5596 lindsay.broyhill@aspeninstitute.org New Aspen Institute Partnership To Focus on Solutions to Advance Success for Students who are Parents Aspen Postsecondary Success for Parents Initiative releases first set of recommendations to better engage students who are parents Washington, DC – The Aspen Institute announced the…

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A Powerful Catalytic New Initiative for Students Who Are Parents


What does it take for a postsecondary student – who happens to be raising a child – to earn a credential that will lead to a career and economic mobility in today’s economy? Quite a lot, as it turns out: finding quality child care that is also affordable, pulling together resources to pay high tuition…

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WEBINAR: Supporting Justice-Involved Families


In September, Ascend held the third in a series of Masterclass Webinars for our national Network. The webinar, “The Power of Reentry: Supporting Justice-Involved Families,” featured Ascend Network Partners working directly with justice-involved individuals and families, who spoke to the challenges facing this community and the opportunities for successful reentry and family wellbeing. Speakers on…

Carrie Morgridge book talk

Q&A with Philanthropist and Author Carrie Morgridge


This summer, author Carrie Morgridge, Vice President and Chief Disruptor of the Morgridge Family Foundation, released her newest book, The Spirit of the Trail: A Journey to Fulfillment Along the Continental Divide, chronicling the 46-day, 2,774 mile-long bike trip of a lifetime that she and her husband, John, completed in the summer of 2016. It…

AFPIC Network Partners

Announcing: Ascend Network Partners Join Family Prosperity


NEWS RELEASE Contact: Lindsay Broyhill Ascend at the Aspen Institute Tel: 202.721.5596 lindsay.broyhill@aspeninstitute.org 10 Community Organizations Selected to Join Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community Will support and leverage ideas from Family Prosperity that strengthen work-family supports Washington, DC – The Aspen Institute announced the selection of 10 Ascend Network Partners to join the Aspen Family…

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Kimberly Miyazawa Frank Selected as New Morgridge Innovator in Residence


NEWS RELEASE Contact: Lindsay Broyhill Ascend at the Aspen Institute Tel: 202.721.5596 lindsay.broyhill@aspeninstitute.org   Kimberly Miyazawa Frank Selected as New Morgridge Innovator in Residence Transformational Leader for Children and Families Selected for Aspen Institute Residency Washington, DC – The Aspen Institute announced Kimberly Miyazawa Frank, J.D., as the next Morgridge Family Economic Security Innovator in Residence.…