Webinars

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!

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WEBINAR: Framing 2Gen Approaches to Supporting Families


Have you ever felt that two-generation (2Gen) approaches to building family well-being should be a no-brainer, but that key audiences don’t quite “get it?” You’re not alone.   In this webinar, FrameWorks Institute Senior Advisor, Julie Sweetland shared recommendations for making a major frame shift – from a narrow focus on service delivery to a…

WEBINAR: Postsecondary Success for Justice-Involved Individuals


The REAL Act was reintroduced in the House in April of this year, signaling a renewed interest in the postsecondary success of all members of society. In May, Ascend released two publications: the Father Factor: A Critical Link in Building Family Prosperity and a Parents in College: By the Numbers fact sheet. The brief unpacked questions like: What situations and…

WEBINAR: Understanding and Supporting Student Parents


On April 18, Ascend hosted a webinar on two recent publications, “Accelerating Postsecondary success for Parents: Identifying and Addressing Mental Health Needs” and a joint-factsheet with the Institute for Women’s Policy research (IWPR), “Parents in College: By the Numbers”. The webinar, “Understanding and Supporting Student Parents” featured an Ascend Colorado fellow, an Ascend Parent Advisor, working…

WEBINAR: The Father Factor: A Critical Link in Building Family Prosperity


Ascend and the GOOD+ Foundation share a commitment to the prosperity and well- being of children and their parents. In working to build pathways to opportunity for families, we have always supported the dreams of mothers and their children. As our work has evolved, we have come to better understand the need to invest in…

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WEBINAR: Achieving Postsecondary Success for Parents: A New Partnership and Report Recommendations


Parents know what researchers have documented: Education, especially postsecondary education, is the most promising path for families toward this economic stability because it can lead to jobs and careers with living wages to support their families and make their children’s lives better. After announcing a new partnership with Omidyar Network and two reports that lift…

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WEBINAR: Supporting Justice-Involved Families


In September, Ascend held the third in a series of Masterclass Webinars for our national Network. The webinar, “The Power of Reentry: Supporting Justice-Involved Families,” featured Ascend Network Partners working directly with justice-involved individuals and families, who spoke to the challenges facing this community and the opportunities for successful reentry and family wellbeing. Speakers on…