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!

This article examines the challenges of individual programs working together to scale. The goal of the collaboration between Nurse Family Partnership and Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana described is for each service provider to reach additional families with unique services (horizontal scale) while also scaling across programs to ensure that a wider array of services are easily accessible for the family (vertical scale). January 2017.

Report from U.S. Department of Human Services assessing the implementation of the Rural IMPACT program. Report findings can inform federal and other efforts involving two-generation and place-based anti-poverty strategies, in particular those in rural areas. November 2016.

Report from the Bell Policy Center on 2Gen approaches to education in Colorado. October 2016.

This case study offers readers an in-depth look at how Colorado has embraced a two-gernation approach across state and county agencies and the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. It offers practical tools and resources in addition to lessons from Colorado’s work. September 2016.

Fact sheet about student parents. Institute for Women’s Policy Research, November 2014.

A brief on two-generation approaches from the Ascend Network in postsecondary education. Ascend at the Aspen Institute February 2016.