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.).

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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 …

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BlogOctober 30, 2020
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Contact: Lindsay Broyhill Ascend at the Aspen Institute lindsay.broyhill@aspeninstitute.org  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