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From the Urban Institute: Young Parents Making Their Way: Combining Education and Work while Parenting More than 40 percent of children in the United States are born to parents who had their first child when they were young (under age 25). Many of these young parents work and participate in education to advance their career…

Family Prosperity Innovation Community Index

The Family Prosperity Innovation Community Index is a collection of resources created by Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community partners. Since 2017, Family Prosperity has produced a wide range of research and resources to advance learning and action around what it takes to move families, especially those with low incomes, toward economic mobility. The community’s work addresses policy and practice on a…

Framing Two-Generation Approaches to Supporting Families Report

To build a bigger constituency for innovative and more robust approaches to social policy and social services, two-generation advocates will need to communicate clearly, and carefully. This framing playbook is intended for “the choir” – the agency leaders, social service professionals, and advocates, including families, who are leading their communities and constituencies toward two-generation approaches…

Messaging Guide

The messages found in this guide are based on the results of research and analysis by the FrameWorks Institute. These tips will help you craft memorable, effective messages for the public and policymakers. More information on the research and rationale behind these recommendations is available in Framing Two-Generation Approaches to Supporting Families.

Committed to helping families create an intergenerational cycle of opportunity, LIFT, a national nonprofit that connects parents with trained coaches who help them achieve career and financial goals, implements a two-generation (2Gen) strategy. Their partnership with AppleTree, a recognized leader in evidence-based early childhood education, demonstrates LIFT’s commitment to staying laser-focused on the needs of…

In fall 2018, Ascend and the GOOD+ Foundation convened fathers, researchers, thought leaders, policymakers, and social service program leaders to explore the Father Factor — a Critical Link in Building Strong Families and Communities. This report summarizes critical themes and practical examples that surfaced at the convening to increase father engagement for the well-being of children, families, and…