FV@W’s 27 state coalitions have helped win paid family and medical leave (PFML) and earned sick and safe days (ESSD) policies benefiting 50 million workers. But these wins for working families depend on the people who most need paid time knowing about and being able to access their rights. Research has shown that many workers remain unaware of the laws or how to access the time. They may also fear retaliation for taking leave or be unclear on how to apply or seek enforcement. FV@W, with assistance from CLASP, will produce a blueprint that, through text and illustrations, provides a clear pathway for implementing agencies to engage communities in improving paid leave policy design, implementation, and enforcement, while increasing paid leave take-up rates among the most vulnerable workers.

Stories featuring Family Values @ Work

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
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 lindsay.broyhill@aspeninstitute.org  Bold Leaders to Advance Innovative Strateg...
BlogJuly 22, 2020
Family Prosperity convening III
In February, Ascend launched the Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to bring together...
BlogDecember 20, 2018
For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Broyhill Ascend at the Aspen Institute Tel: 202.721.5596 lindsay.broyhill@aspeninstitute.org Bold Leaders To Co...
Press ReleasesFebruary 21, 2018

Convenings Featuring Family Values @ Work

Location: Virtual
Join Marjorie Sims on Monday, 5/13 for a book talk with Elissa Strauss and Josephine Kalipeni as they discuss the power of caring for others and the role our policies and systems have to address the cultural roots of the caregiving crisis.
ConveningMay 13, 2024
– May 13, 2024
Location: Virtual
On Tuesday, June 1st, 2021, Ascend at the Aspen Institute’s Family Prosperity Innovation Community hosted a panel discussion about the recently proposed federal legislation on paid leave. This webinar presented how and why this proposed legislation...
ConveningJune 1, 2021