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Drayton Jackson experienced homelessness for almost 20 years. Today, Drayton utilizes his lived experience to advocate for others in a similar position—but it wasn’t always easy adjusting to having a seat at the table. Drayton, now the father of eight, is setting boundaries and goals for himself to achieve a healthy work-life balance. Along with …

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Aspen Postsecondary Success for ParentsDecember 1, 2022
Housing Brief
Place matters in the lives of families. Homes are the anchor for family life, and the quality of one’s housing is an important determinant of health and economic outcomes. With collectively more than 100 years of policy expertise and values-based leadership between us, Ascend and the Housing Opportunity and Services Together (HOST) initiative at the …

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BlogDecember 6, 2018
For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Broyhill Ascend at the Aspen Institute Tel: 202.721.5596 lindsay.broyhill@aspeninstitute.org Bold Leaders To Collaborate for New Family Economic Security Strategies Aspen Institute Names Inaugural Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community Washington, DC – The Aspen Institute announced the selection of six of the boldest organizations leading the family economic security field as …

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Press ReleasesFebruary 21, 2018