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Center for Urban Families

Baltimore City, Maryland

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A commitment to rigorous learning and evaluation is fundamental to the implementation of a two-generation (2Gen) approach so that we’re measuring how well programs and policies serve the whole family. This is reflected in research being the first principle of a 2Gen approach, and it’s embedded in the day-to-day work of Ascend’s 450+ nationwide Network Partners. These visionary practitioners and systems …

From Proof Points to Building Evidence: Creating A Two-Generation (2Gen) Research Agenda Read More »

Ascend NetworkMarch 10, 2022
As we reimagine public systems and services to work better for families, we have an opportunity to do so in a way that honors the full diversity of family structures, as families themselves define them, and builds upon families’ inherent resilience. This requires an intentional and explicit commitment to applying a gender lens inclusive of …

Bringing Fathers Into Focus for Child & Family Well-Being Read More »

BlogJune 16, 2021
Four outstanding organizations and partnerships have been selected to receive flexible grant funding to accelerate their work moving children and families with low incomes toward educational success, economic security, and health and well-being. Ascend Impact Fund awardees are: Association of Children’s Museums and Center for Community Resilience Center for Urban Families, Early Childhood Innovation Network, …

Four Outstanding Projects Selected for Ascend Impact Fund Read More »

BlogDecember 9, 2020
As the hub for breakthrough ideas and collaborations that move children and their parents toward educational success and economic security, Ascend is intensifying its efforts in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic to highlight 2Gen solutions that Ascend Fellows and the Ascend Network have developed over the past decade to help families reach their potential. Ascend is examining how new solutions, …

WEBINAR: Implications and Useful Lessons around Child Support Read More »

BlogMay 21, 2020
Dear Governors, First and foremost, thank you for your leadership during these unprecedented times, and good wishes to you, your family, and your staff. We are writing to call your attention to immediate action you may take to financially support noncustodial parents in your state now, and advance family-centered child support policies and practices long-term. …

Ascend’s Response to CARES Act Offset for Child Support Arrears Read More »

BlogMay 4, 2020
Thursday, March 5, 2020Contact: James WhiteAscend at the Aspen InstituteTel: 202.721.2326james.white@aspeninstitute.org Ascend at the Aspen Institute and the Kresge Foundation Partner to Surface Innovations to More Effectively Engage Fathers for Family Prosperity Leaders will collaborate to develop a set of policy recommendations and best practices to strengthen the engagement of fathers for family economic mobility …

Announcing: Aspen Institute Fatherhood Learning and Action Community Read More »

BlogMarch 4, 2020