Ariel Ventura-Lazo is a first-generation American and the first in his family to attend college. He currently studies Business Management, and is entering his senior year at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.
Lori Barr and her son, Anthony Barr are the co-founders of Raise the Barr, a philanthropic organization focused on increasing opportunity and economic mobility for low-income single parents and their children through education in Minneapolis and Los Angeles.
Angelina is a mentor with Jeremiah Program in Boston, and a former participant herself. She enjoys spending quality time with her family, and has recently gotten married. She is passionate about giving back to her community and guiding other mothers to push toward their goals.
Drayton Jackson is the father of six daughters and two sons and currently resides with his wife in Kitsap County, Washington. He’s the founder of the Family Day Foundation, which takes a two-generation approach to provide families with low incomes or that are experiencing homelessness an opportunity to attend family-oriented events that they otherwise could not afford.
Contact: James White Ascend at the Aspen Institute James.White@aspeninstitute.org Aspen Institute Announces Policy Acceleration Partnerships Six public entities partnering with community organizations to advance professional success for students who are parents Washington, DC – Ascend at the Aspen Institute today announced recipients of the Aspen Policy Acceleration Partnerships – a new effort to support cities, …
Savannah Steiger is originally from the small town of Apalachicola, FL, but now lives in an even smaller town – Harrington, ME. She lives “off-grid,” in the woods with her husband and their two children.