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

The Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community Phase II sought to find and foster the most effective and innovative strategies to accelerate social ...
Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation CommunityMay 3, 2023
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...
PublicationFebruary 14, 2023
Through careful and rigorous research, we know that there is a better way to approach child support policy to build strong families and communities.
BlogJanuary 11, 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....
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...
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 Strateg...
BlogJuly 22, 2020

Convenings Featuring Agape Child and Family Services

Location: Washington, DC & Virtual
The Ascend Network is now nearly 500 organizations deep, with partners focused on a range of 2Gen approaches, from dyadic mental health treatment to integrated early childhood and community college supports. We’ll hear from some leading Partners on...
ConveningApril 11, 2023
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Learn how Ascend Network Partners are using the two-generation (2Gen) approach across the country....
ConveningJune 7, 2021