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Generation Hope

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia

Stories featuring Generation Hope

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An episode of firsts! Our first live episode recorded at the inaugural Ascend Parent Advisor Convening in Aspen, CO in front of an audience of student...
Aspen Postsecondary Success for ParentsOctober 27, 2023
Group photo of Ascend Parent Advisors standing outside in Aspen, Colorado with their arms outstretched upward.
Snapshots from the 2023 Ascend Parent Advisor Convening in Aspen, Colorado.
Aspen Postsecondary Success for ParentsOctober 2, 2023
In an Inside Higher Ed article, David Croom and Generation Hope provide important perspective into why the student parent population is important for ...
Media MentionsMay 9, 2023
Photo of Generation Hope's Nicole Lynn Lewis with her five children
Today, Nicole Lynn Lewis is an accomplished author, CEO of Generation Hope, and mother of five. But she didn’t always feel a sense of stability and ...
Aspen Postsecondary Success for ParentsMarch 28, 2023
In an op-ed written for Early Learning Nation, 2023 Ascend Parent Advisor, Mikah Jorgensen, shares her personal experience and expertise offering 5 id...
Media MentionsOctober 6, 2022
This year, the Aspen Idea Festival returns to in-person programming at our campus in the Rocky Mountains June 25 - July 1, 2022.
Ascend FellowshipJune 15, 2022
So our Ascend team was thrilled to host a virtual book talk with Nicole Lynn Lewis, author of Pregnant Girl: A Story of Teen Motherhood, College, and...
Aspen Postsecondary Success for ParentsMarch 10, 2022
After Yoslin had her first son, she knew she had to go to college and earn her degree to break her family’s cycle of poverty. During that time, she ...
Aspen Postsecondary Success for ParentsMay 17, 2021
Rashika Lee was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI. She currently works for Spectrum Health on the Patient Liability Support Team and helps patients ...
Aspen Postsecondary Success for ParentsApril 26, 2021
Ariel Ventura-Lazo is a first-generation American and the first in his family to attend college. He currently studies Business Management, and is ente...
Aspen Postsecondary Success for ParentsApril 5, 2021
Contact: Alexis Williams Ascend at the Aspen Institute alexis.williams@aspeninstitute.org   Ascend at the Aspen Institute and The Jed Foundation ...
BlogDecember 3, 2020
This op-ed was published on September 3, 2020 by The Aspen Institute as a follow up to Yoslin Amaya Hernandez’s story from April 21, 2...
BlogOctober 6, 2020
When I was attending the College of William & Mary as a teen mother, I was an anomaly. Not only because I was one of a very small group of Black s...
BlogAugust 12, 2020
As the hub for breakthrough ideas and collaborations that move children and their parents toward educational success and economic security, Ascen...
BlogMay 13, 2020
This op-ed by Ariel Ventura-Lazo, an Ascend Parent Advisor for the Aspen Postsecondary Success for Parents Initiative and a Generation Hope Scholar, w...
BlogMay 12, 2020

Convenings Featuring Generation Hope

Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Learn how Ascend Network Partners are using the two-generation (2Gen) approach across the country....
ConveningJune 7, 2021
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Ascend at the Aspen Institute and the Aspen Forum on Women and Girls are hosting a virtual book talk Wednesday, February 23, 2022 from 4-5PM ET with Nicole Lynn Lewis, founder and CEO of Generation Hope about her critically-acclaimed book Pregnant...
ConveningFebruary 23, 2022