Valley Settlement

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Stories featuring Valley Settlement

Pictured are Bobbi Acoff and her two adorable children, Damauree and Darnasia. Credit: Brighton Center
The Next Steps for Rigorous Research on Two-Generation Approaches project is one of the largest federal research investments in the two-generation (2Gen) approach. We sat down with three of these initiatives’ leaders to learn what results they’ve seen and to gather their insights and recommendations for other organizations as they progress on their 2Gen measurement and evaluation journeys.
Ascend NetworkOctober 2, 2023
Share Our Strength
Last week, Ascend Managing Director, Marjorie Sims, had the privilege of moderating an Aspen Institute roundtable conversation with Billy Shore, founder and CEO of Share Our Strength. The conversation was part of a new initiative launched by Aspen Institute CEO, Dan Porterfield and co-led by Sims and Public Programs Vice President Jamie Miller focused on …

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BlogDecember 19, 2018
Golden, Colorado is a quintessential main street community with boutiques that encourage browsing, yummy wood-fired pizza, and the stunning backdrop of the Rockies. It’s probably not the first place you’d think of for a high-powered gathering of the state’s top policy players. Yet, here they were for a packed 36 hours focused on what it …

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BlogNovember 14, 2017
This webinar is part of a series dedicated to Ascend Network Partners. The webinar focused on how the 2Gen approach applies to immigration policy and the current immigration landscape and featured speakers Arlisle Ford (Educational Alliance), Jon Fox-Rubin (Valley Settlement), and Jahaziel Hriart (CAP Tulsa). View the webinar slides and listen to a recording. 
WebinarsJune 2, 2017
The Valley Settlement Project is a two-generation program focused on school readiness, elementary school achievement, economic stability and community engagement for local families. Its focus is low-income families who are not successfully settled or attached to the community in which they live. Through community organizing and partnerships with local nonprofits, schools and government agencies, Valley Settlement Project …

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BlogDecember 3, 2014
Is it possible to encapsulate a hope, a feeling, a story in a mere six words?  Inspired by Six-Word Memoirs from SMITH Magazine, the Early Childhood Colorado Partnership took the challenge. In six words, partners described what it would take to buffer the impact of toxic stress in the earliest years. The essays were incorporated at …

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BlogMarch 20, 2014
Join the Early Childhood Colorado Partnership and Mile High United Way for a conversation on two-generation approaches in early childhood and the state of Colorado. Featured speakers: – Jennifer Stedron, Senior Program Manager, Ascend at the Aspen Institute; – Ayelet Talmi, Associate Director, Irving Harris Program in Child Development & Infant Mental Health and Associate …

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EventsMarch 11, 2014

Convenings Featuring Valley Settlement

Location: Aspen, CO (in-person) & Live Webcast (virtual)
How do we ensure that our communities truly reflect families’ aspirations for well-being and joy for themselves and their children – dreams in all their complexity and hope? We join local leaders in conversation with parents from Valley...
ConveningAugust 1, 2023