Listening to, Learning from, and Leading with Families

Families tell us they want to prosper and ask us to meet them where they dream. The data tells us that when it comes to reducing poverty there are no silver bullets, but there are silver linings. This two-part session will explore recommendations and experiences from Ascend Parent Advisors, followed by a conversation with research and narrative leaders: what action can we take when we listen to, learn from, and lead with families?

Event Information
Date: April 12, 2023
Time: 1:40 pm  - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Washington, DC & Virtual
Host: Ascend at the Aspen Institute
Data on Families with Low Incomes Across America Can Inform Two-Generation Approaches
Research suggests that two-generation (2Gen) approaches can help interrupt the economic and social barriers to many families’ economic mobility and increased well-being and carry long-term benefits. Child Trends – in partnership with Ascend at the Aspen Institute – conducted new analyses for this report, which provides a current data snapshot of some of the families in the United States who may be eligible for and benefit from 2Gen supports and services. Policymakers, researchers, and program evaluators should pay attention to these same data points in efforts to assess families’ needs and identify supports to help them thrive.
The right people.
The right time.
The right conversation.