Ascend at the Aspen Institute hosted its first strategy meeting of Washington Metro region two-generation organizations in the backyard of the Aspen Institute on Wednesday, July 16.  Two-generation approaches provide opportunities for and meet the needs of low-income children and their parents together. Today, nearly one in five residents in Washington, DC are at or below the poverty line yet the region, which includes bordering suburbs in Maryland and Virgina are all motivated to make change. The two-generation work developed in the Washington Metro region is varied in depth and approach.

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National Head Start Assoication          Northern Virginia Community College   

                   Emmalie Dropkin                                                               Gregory Bacourt



Ascend at the Aspen Institute                              The Elizabeth Ministy 

   Sarah Haight and Anne Mosle                                               Carolyn Graham, Ph.D. 


Organizations represented:

Brotherhood of St Laurence

CASA de Maryland

District of Columbia Housing Authority

The Elizabeth Ministry, Inc.

Latin American Youth Center


National Head Start Association

Northern Virginia Community College

The Urban Institute

Washington Area Women’s Foundation