Webinars

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

Webinar: New Federal Opportunities to Advance 2Gen Approaches


Ascend hosted a webinar on July 12, 2018 to share new funding opportunities in the 2018 federal budget as found in the new Ascend brief: New Federal Opportunities to Advance Two-Generation Approaches to Improving the Lives of Children and Parents. The federal government will be providing significant new funding to state and local governments in…

Webinar: Engaging Parents as Messengers of the 2Gen Movement


In July, Ascend held the second in a series of Masterclass Webinars for our national Network. The webinar, “In Their Own Words: Engaging Parents as Messengers of the 2Gen Movement,” featured Ascend Network Partners and parents who spoke to the importance of integrating family voice into program and policy development, and strategies for engaging and…

WEBINAR: Building a Thriving Tennessee: A 2Gen Approach


On Tuesday, April 10, Ascend hosted a webinar on an upcoming case study release: Building a Thriving Tennessee: A 2Gen Approach. We’re happy to share the presentation slides and a recording of the webinar with you, as well as responses to your questions from our panelists, Commissioner Danielle Barnes and Tiffany Day, Executive Advisor and 2Gen Consultant, from the Tennessee Department…

WEBINAR: Sustaining 2Gen Success


On February 28, 2018, Ascend participated in a webinar with Reggie Bicha, executive director of the Colorado Department of Human Services, and Roxane White, Morgridge Innovator in Residence, which focused on maintaining positive 2Gen change achieved for families through Colorado’s gubernatorial transition. The speakers answered questions like: How can state leaders ensure that 2Gen work…

Webinar: 2Gen and Housing Authorities: Tapping a Powerful Platform


Ascend held a national webinar on Thursday, January 18 on 2Gen approaches and the power of housing authorities to support whole families. Experts and Ascend Network Partners Sue Popkin (Urban Institute) and Mary Howard (Chicago Housing Authority) share background on the historical role of housing authorities in advancing holistic solutions for families, and the opportunity…

Strategies for Centering Families: New Narratives, Better Policies


On Thursday, November 30, 2017, we hosted a webinar to explore effective policymaking strategies that replace false narratives with real family voices and experiences. Speakers highlighted recommendations from a new paper, Becoming Visible: Welfare, Race, and Political Voice in Jackson, Mississippi, which details the experiences of families in affordable housing in the context of social…