2Gen Toolbox

Ascend is pleased to offer these resources to the growing two-generation field. We kindly request that you attribute Ascend’s work by citing the tool referenced. Please email ascend.info@aspeninstitute.org with any questions. Thank you!

101 Activity: Seeing where you belong on the 2Gen continuum. This activity is the first of a three-part toolkit. October 2017.

Ascend_United Way_brief

As hundreds of organizations and dozens of states around the country explore two-generation (2Gen) approaches, Ascend at the Aspen Institute, the national 2Gen hub, is documenting and sharing the lessons of field leaders. This brief from our 2Gen Toolbox focuses on a leading community model, the United Way, and how United Ways are leveraging their community leadership roles and funding portfolios to achieve better outcomes for children and families through a 2Gen approach. This brief is part of our Solutions Series (January 2018)

Summary report and next steps from the Colorado 2Gen Statewide Conference held November 6-7, 2017 in Denver. You can find more information on Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s Two-Generation Approach webpage.

New publication from New America’s Family-Centered Social Policy program in partnership with Ascend Network Partner Springboard to Opportunities, under the direction of Ascend Fellow Aisha Nyandoro. November 2017.

New 2-pager on Ascend Network efforts in Colorado. November 2017.

Use these guidelines and tips to craft tailored messages that bring your 2Gen work to life in a way that makes policymakers see what a good idea 2Gen is and encourages them to support spreading 2Gen where it makes sense. January 2017.