Aspen Postsecondary Success for Parents Initiative

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Virtual Discussion: How Communities and Political Leaders Can Support Schools This Year


Governors, mayors, and families are on the front lines of communities coping with changes in the pandemic world. As the school year begins, the Aspen Institute turns to representatives of…

Introducing the 2020-2021 Ascend PSP National Advisors


The Aspen Postsecondary Success for Parents (PSP) Initiative is a partnership with Imaginable Futures and the ECMC Foundation to raise awareness about and share recommendations to better support students who are parents. The PSP Initiative is…

#ThisIsFamilyScholarHouse


Nobody is prepared for a pandemic. The world has experienced that firsthand over the past six months, and Family Scholar House (FSH) has been no different. When all this began…

Virtual Strategy Session: Securing Mental Health for Parents


Supporting student parent mental health is an integral component of increasing postsecondary completion. Ascend and the Jed Foundation (JED) are partnering to advance the academic persistence and completion of students…

Pivoting at PelotonU: How One Higher Ed Nonprofit’s Response to COVID has Facilitated Student Success


“Not even this COVID-19 is going to stop me.” That’s what Monisha texted back to her PelotonU coach in mid-March just days after we’d updated our new cohort that their…

We Can and Must Do More


These last few months have been painful and emotional for all of us. We watched as another Black man was killed, a Black woman’s murder continues to be ignored, peaceful…