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!

Brief examines the damage done to students by way of chronic absenteeism from school, and how absenteeism and its effects are two-generation problems that require two-generation solutions. Voices for Utah’s Children, September 2014.

This brief studies the development of a multi-intervention 2Gen strategy to help single, first-time pregnant mothers in Salt Lake County. The three proposed interventions are Nurse-Family Partnership; Education and training for the mother, and; Two years of high-quality preschool for the child starting at age 3. Voices for Utah’s Children, August 2014.

This brief describes the origins and work of the state’s Intergeneration Poverty Commission and Intergenerational Poverty Advisory Committee. Voices for Utah’s Children, June 2014.

This tool shares statistics and infographics that share the importance of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families in Washington state and the United States. Washington Budget and Policy Center, April 2015.

This tool shares insights on the importance of restructuring Washington state’s WorkFirst program (WA version of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) using a two”┬Égeneration approach to support employment pathways for low-income women. Washington Budget and Policy Center, April 2015.

This tool identifies core qualities that exemplify the best practices in early childhood education programs and workforce programs that seek to put the Latino family, both children and adults, on a path of economic security and full civic engagement in U.S. society. National Council La Raza, July 2015.