You can view our webinars below, organized in chronological order, or visit our channel page to view webinars by content category.

Ascend is pleased to offer these resources to the growing two-generation field. We kindly request that you attribute Ascend’s work by citing the webinar referenced. Please email ascend.info@aspeninstitute.org with any questions. Thank you!

On Tuesday, June 1st, 2021, Ascend at the Aspen Instituteā€™s Family Prosperity Innovation Community hosted a panel discussion about the recently proposed federal legislation on paid leave. This webinar presented how and why this proposed legislation matters and shared opportunities to advance paid leave locally and nationally. Watch Now Presenters and Panelists Vicki Shabo ā€“ New …

Webinar: Accelerating Paid Leave for Families

June 3, 2021
#AscendTogether is a live webcast presented by Ascend at the Aspen Institute on Twitter and YouTube. The webcasts are hosted by Ascendā€™s Founder and Executive Director, Anne Mosle. Each episode features conversations with various partners of Ascend’s as we delve into relevant stories and emerging policy solutions for creating more equitable pathways for children and …

Ascend Together Webcast Series

April 27, 2021
While the COVID-19 pandemic may restrict us from convening together in person, that shouldnā€™t stop us from holding powerful conversations about the future of 2Gen work. Next week, Ascend will bring together some of our fieldā€™s boldest and brightest leaders for 2Gen Level Up Week, a series of dynamic online conversations on how we can …

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BlogOctober 23, 2020
Investing in the postsecondary success of students who are parents is one of the most effective strategies for accelerating their economic and social mobility, addressing longstanding inequalities, and building state and local economies. Public sector agencies and their partners can build supportive pathways for student parents toward meaningful degrees and credentials that lead to careers with better pay and benefits.   …

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BlogSeptember 16, 2020
Back to School Event
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 these three groups to ask: How can we support students and families in this unprecedented school year? On August 26, Ascend and the Aspen Education …

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BlogAugust 21, 2020
Engaging the ideas, perspectives, and expertise of students who are parents is critical to co-creating authentic solutions at the local, state, and national levels. When brainstorming ways to advance postsecondary completion for student parents, Ascend at the Aspen Institute turned to a special cohort of experts for insight into the unique needs of this population.   The Aspen …

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BlogJuly 13, 2020