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!

WEBINAR: Telehealth and 2Gen: What are the Opportunities and Where are the Innovations


As the hub for breakthrough ideas and collaborations that move children and their parents toward educational success and economic security, Ascend is intensifying its efforts in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic to highlight 2Gen solutions that Ascend Fellows and the Ascend Network have developed over the past decade to help families reach their potential. Ascend is examining how new solutions,…

2Gen COVID-19 Webinar Series: Building a Response for the Future


As we respond to the economic and health impacts of COVID-19, Ascend’s founding mission to build an intergenerational cycle of opportunity and family prosperity is more urgent than ever. This is a moment of profound disruption, but it is also a time for innovation. We at Ascend are redoubling our efforts to highlight 2Gen solutions…

WEBINAR: Success in Workforce Programs for Parents


For the parents who make up nearly one-third of the U.S. civilian workforce, accessing quality jobs and increasing their economic mobility is critical to ensuring all families thrive. There are several types of investments in workforce and workforce development programs aimed at helping workers obtain the skills needed to secure quality jobs. However, these supports often fail to…

WEBINAR: Mental Health in Third Spaces


For those who ask: “What do children’s museums and mental health have in common?”, we would answer, “more than you might think.” For those of us lucky enough to have a children’s museum in our communities, we may be aware of the important role they play not only in educating children but also in meeting…

New Brief: Success in Workforce Programs for Parents


Parents bring different motivations, conditions, and requirements into the workforce development equation. To best serve them, these fundamental differences and needs must be taken into consideration. Parents’ voices are essential to developing systems and services that are flexible and meet a variety of needs. A fundamental, baseline condition for providing optimal supports and a maximum…

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…