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The two-generation (2Gen) field is rapidly advancing: scalable and replicable solutions exist and are being expanded. States Leading the Way: Practical Solutions that Lift Up Children and Families lifts up the most promising, actionable solutions from seven states that can break the cycle of intergenerational poverty for families in the US.  June 2018.

Building a Thriving Tennessee: A 2Gen Approach was created in collaboration between Ascend at the Aspen Institute and the Tennessee Department of Human Services. This report provides key elements of Tennessee’s transformational 2Gen journey — details about the department’s engagement and learning processes, ideas around social innovation and public-private partnerships, insights into lessons learned, and a…

By Teresa Eckrich Sommer, Terri J. Sabol, and P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale from Northwestern University; Mario Small, Harvard University; Henry Wilde, Acelero Learning; Sean Brown, The University of New Mexico; Zong Yang Huang, Northwestern University. Published in the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, January, 2017.  

Shining a light on supportive approaches to noncustodial parenting, specifically by looking at Colorado’s successful CO-PEP program. By Reggie Bicha, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Human Services, and Roxane White, Morgridge Innovator in Residence. April, 2018.

Good leaders know when a transition is coming and work to provide a clear roadmap for the future. Transitions at the state level are felt even more acutely these days with staff turnover, retiring leadership, and 2018 gubernatorial elections on the horizon in 36 states. Ascend Fellows Reggie Bicha, executive director of the Colorado Department…

301 Activity: The Community Guide to 2Gen Approaches helps communities understand how they deliver services to their populations and how they can become more efficient and effective at achieving lasting outcomes. This brief community guide is designed to help leaders. This is the third part of a three-part toolkit. October 2017.