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Debrief: Whole Family 2Gen Approach Kickoff Meeting


On Monday, April 3rd the Dakota County Department of Community Corrections hosted their first Whole Family 2GEN Approach Kickoff meeting in Hastings, Minnesota. The convening brought together over 25 staff,…

Mississippi’s Gen+ Approach


We have all heard and seen the statistics in Mississippi – the state ranks 51st in percentage of children living in poverty, highest in poverty rates and people with the…

I Am More Than a Number


This blog is adapted from Rynn Bell’s remarks on January 25 at the Aspen Forum on Children and Families, which brought together policymakers, parents, practitioners, researchers, and philanthropists to lift…

Family Literacy””An Essential 2-Gen Strategy


Family literacy is a critical instructional approach for providing intergenerational programming within the context of the family. It can be used as a vehicle for developing literacy, leadership, multicultural understanding,…

Ascend Fellow testifies before U.S. House


March 17, 2017 Yesterday, Ascend Fellow Steven Dow testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies.  Steven Dow, executive director…

The Balancing Act


This blog is adapted from Ariel Ventura Lazo’s remarks on January 25 at the Aspen Forum on Children and Families, which brought together policymakers, parents, practitioners, researchers, and philanthropists to…