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Postsecondary Success for Parents_Practice

Colleges and higher education systems can make institutional policy changes to bolster the success of students who are parents and their families through intentional use of a two-generation approach. This brief focuses on traditional two-year and four-year baccalaureate pathways for students who are parents; it complements a brief released on policy solutions.

Postsecondary Success for Parents_Policy

There are opportunities for federal and state policies to better support postsecondary institutions in serving students who are parents and their families. Policymakers can incentivize partnerships, name students who are parents as special or target populations, and facilitate financial aid processes that address the needs of families. Where possible, policies can also encourage creative and…

2Gen Graphics

Enclosed in this Zip file are two graphics Ascend often uses to convey the two-generation approach to breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty for families: the 2Gen continuum, the 2Gen core components, and the legacy of opportunity graphic. We encourage you to use these graphics in your own communications, and kindly request that you attribute…

Ohana Nui History

Hawai‘i has launched a dramatic new approach to the delivery of human services. Called ‘Ohana Nui, it seeks to break generational patterns of poverty by concurrently addressing all of the basic health and human services needs of the entire family, rather than doing so in a piece-meal fashion. Bringing together Hawai‘i’s Departments of Human Services…

Ascend_Educare Brief

Early childhood programs have proven to be strong platforms for two-generation (2Gen) approaches. Over the last three years, the Educare Learning Network and Buffett Foundation supported four dynamic Educare sites around the country in exploring and advancing 2Gen approaches. Learn about the goals of this effort, key components of their implementation efforts, and opportunities and challenges.…

Ascend Federal Funding Opportunities Brief

Because of recent legislation passed in February and March of this year, the federal government will be providing significant new funding to state and local governments in 2018 and future years through an array of programs serving low-income children and parents. These new funding streams, and the legislations’ increased focus on improving outcomes using evidence-based…