Media Mentions

David Croom and our Postsecondary Success for Parents partners were featured in NPR discussing the opportunities for colleges and universities to make higher ed more accessible for parenting students. “Parents experience this concept called time poverty,” says David Croom, the assistant director for postsecondary achievement and innovation at Ascend at the Aspen Institute. “They have about …

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Media MentionsFebruary 21, 2022
Daniel Williams was featured in MiBiz discussing his long-term plan to help guide families from intergenerational poverty. “So often what happens is we provide early investments in folks — whether through career training or food benefits, for example. We support families on their front end of their journey, but instead of doubling down on that support, we remove it. They hit the benefits cliff. If they get a raise, they don’t get access to certain benefits,” he said. “We know there’s a gap from what workers are earning and family income to what it actually costs to live and thrive in our community.”
Ascend FellowshipJanuary 16, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORYFebruary 20, 2019 Contact: Lindsay BroyhillAscend at the Aspen InstituteTel: Aspen Institute Convenes National Leaders and Parents to Exchange Ideas On The Future of Children and Families As state and federal lawmakers prepare for the year ahead, there is momentum for strategies that move families toward opportunity WASHINGTON, DC – In their second …

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PressFebruary 20, 2019
Aspen Trees
The partial government shutdown is now the longest in history, and families are suffering for it. News reports indicate that communities of color and Native American tribes are being hit particularly hard. Ascend at the Aspen Institute is deeply concerned about the painful impact of the shutdown on the economic security, educational success, and health …

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PressJanuary 24, 2019
Parents Genesis Batalla and Kristina Jorgenson share their experiences.
MediaFebruary 17, 2017