As one of the largest two-generation (2-Gen), place-based models in the nation, Agape will work toward refining its 2Gen paradigm to expand its economic mobility and social capital work and deepening its partnership with families through advocacy efforts, addressing significant equitable, structural, institutional matters of poverty in relation to career/workforce development. Agape will first engage the voices of families and communities via meetings specifically addressing workforce matters. Agape will then engage 2 ambassadors to attend meetings with the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce, local and possibly state workforce boards, and the Aspen Institute Convenings. Based on feedback from families, Agape will leverage its TeamWorks program to test the provision of barrier-busting small grants to families that have committed to a career pathway to see if eliminating barriers to employment (e.g. car repairs, childcare, etc.).

Stories featuring Agape Child and Family Services

Group of Ascend Fellows at Wind Cave National Park
My heart is filled with love and gratitude for the courageous community of leaders our Ascend at the Aspen Institute team works with everyday.  And I am simply delighted to share our Ascend at the Aspen Institute Impact & Inspiration Report. In this magazine-style 2022 Impact & Inspiration Report, you will meet just a few of those inspiring …

2022 Ascend Impact & Inspiration Report Read More »

PublicationFebruary 14, 2023
After a dynamic week of engaging conversations with our Network Partners, Fellows, field, and families, one thing is clear: The #2Gen field is strong. We’re redesigning policy, shifting culture, and adapting to the times in the most skillful, collaborative ways. But can we “Go Big?” Over 8 million families have become poor during 2020, according …

Advice from Four 2Gen Leaders on Scaling Up Read More »

BlogOctober 30, 2020
Our world has changed. The wave of uncertainty touched off by the pandemic is becoming an ongoing process of relearning how to live, work and care for our families. A powerful national movement for racial justice around the world is making clear that we need a new social contract. Our nation faces a reckoning with …

Announcing: New Community of Family Prosperity Innovators Read More »

BlogJuly 28, 2020
Smiling Family With Parents Giving Children Piggyback Rides In Garden At Home
Contact: Lindsay Broyhill Ascend at the Aspen Institute  Bold Leaders to Advance Innovative Strategies for Families’ Health and Economic Prosperity  Aspen Institute Launches New Partners and Advisors in Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community  Washington, DC – Ascend at the Aspen Institute is proud to announce the new partners and advisors the Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community, Ascend’s initiative for breakthrough innovations and collaborations that position families to reach educational …

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BlogJuly 22, 2020

Convenings Featuring Agape Child and Family Services

Date: June 7, 2021
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Learn how Ascend Network Partners are using the two-generation (2Gen) approach across the country....
ConveningJune 7, 2021