Press Releases

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Aspen Autumn
Dear Ascend Community: Ascend is committed to the work of anti-racism. Seeing and experiencing week after week what Black people and families go through, and the threat of violence they are subjected to on a daily basis, is completely unacceptable and must end. We stand against this ongoing oppression and the white supremacy that breeds …

Statement and Call to Action: Condemn Police Violence and Structural Racism Read More »

BlogJune 3, 2020
Thursday, March 5, 2020Contact: James WhiteAscend at the Aspen InstituteTel: Ascend at the Aspen Institute and the Kresge Foundation Partner to Surface Innovations to More Effectively Engage Fathers for Family Prosperity Leaders will collaborate to develop a set of policy recommendations and best practices to strengthen the engagement of fathers for family economic mobility …

Announcing: Aspen Institute Fatherhood Learning and Action Community Read More »

BlogMarch 4, 2020
Thursday, February 6, 2020Contact: Lindsay Broyhill Ascend at the Aspen Institute Tel: 202.721.5596   New Experts Join Aspen Institute Initiative Advancing Postsecondary Success for Student Parents  Initiative kicks off accelerated second phase with new parent, policy, and practice leaders  Washington, DC – The Aspen Postsecondary Success for Parents (PSP) Initiative, a partnership between the Aspen Institute policy program Ascend at the Aspen Institute, Imaginable Futures, a venture of The Omidyar Group, and the ECMC Foundation is entering an accelerated second phase to improve outcomes for students who are …

Announcing: Second Phase of Aspen Postsecondary Success for Parents Initiative Read More »

Aspen Postsecondary Success for ParentsFebruary 6, 2020
Tuesday, February 4, 2020Contact: Lindsay BroyhillAscend at the Aspen InstituteTel: The Aspen Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Join Forces to Advance Innovative Strategies for Families’ Health and Economic Prosperity Organizations Invited to Apply to Second Phase of Ascend at the Aspen Institute’s Learning and Action Community Washington, DC – The Aspen Institute’s Ascend …

Announcing: The Next Phase of Family Prosperity Read More »

BlogFebruary 4, 2020
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 …

Media Advisory: 2019 Aspen Forum on Children and Families Read More »

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 …

Statement on the Government Shutdown Read More »

PressJanuary 24, 2019