Convenings

FunderXChange on 2Gen Grantmaking
April 7, 2016
 On March 7th, the eve of International Women’s Day, we hosted an evening reception and discussion featuring the movement for economic justice and equality for women and girls. The program included a tribute to Helen Neuborne, an incredible leader in championing women’s economic empowerment, rights, and justice, for her important work with the Ford Foundation. …

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March 1, 2016
What is the 2015 Aspen ThinkXChange? The 2015 Aspen ThinkXChange was the premier national convening of leaders with bold ideas for creating an intergenerational cycle of opportunity for low-income American families. The third Aspen ThinkXChange gathered dynamic leaders from across sectors to identify opportunities and solutions for moving children and their parents together toward stability …

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October 12, 2015
Almost 50 years ago, our nation made a seminal commitment to children and families with the launch of Project Head Start.   On May 18, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson and Sargent Shriver stood in the Rose Garden and made a lasting commitment to America’s most disadvantaged children and established Project Head Start as the …

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ConveningsAugust 5, 2015
Follow @SRMHughes When I began my journey as a single parent, I had a fledgling law practice that did not generate consistent income. Living on inconsistent income made our household vulnerable to life’s uncertainties. It also taught me that my children and I must be holistically equipped so that our family unit can persevere in …

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BlogJanuary 16, 2015
The Aspen ThinkXChange is a dynamic platform to discuss and debate opportunities, challenges, and solutions for moving children and their parents toward educational success and economic security.  With a focus on two-generation approaches to economic mobility and the power of networks to create lasting change, the Aspen ThinkXChange will highlight the work and ideas of …

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October 12, 2014