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2GPI 2017 Pre-Reading


Please use the linked PDF for the 2GPI Pre-Reading, Cure at Troy, by Seamus Heaney: Heaney_Cure at Troy

Re-Wiring Family Policies with Brain Science


On Thursday, September 28, Ascend hosted the Brain Science and Positive Parenting roundtable discussion to discuss the latest research and jumpstart action on behalf of family mental health. The roundtable brought together over 30 leaders across brain science, positive parenting approaches, direct-service programs, and policy to explore opportunities and challenges to applying new research to…

2015 Aspen ThinkXChange


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…

Social Capital and the American Dream


Tweet to @miabirdsong The Hilaire family secured a $5,000 loan through FII to open A Sweet Place candy store in Boston. This supplemented the social and financial investment of their family and friends. This country has a rich history of people—connected by history, culture, or common values—working together to improve their lives and the prospects…