2021 Aspen Institute Ascend Fellows

Meet the 2021-2022 class of Aspen Institute Ascend Fellows, a group of extraordinary leaders who are moving ideas to action for children and families in the US. Fellows are spearheading efforts – from combatting the erasure of Native voice and visibility, growing a movement fueled by the strength of historically undervalued communities, and working shoulder-to-shoulder with whole communities – to co-design new care paradigms that give all children the opportunity to thrive, learn, feel safe, known, and loved.

The Ascend Fellow alumni below demonstrate a consistent commitment to our shared North Star of family prosperity and well-being and the Aspen Institute’s Community Agreement.