Meet the Ascend community partners in Maryland
Dr. Daria Willis brings her extensive education and her own experience as a student parent to her role as president of Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland. Daria had her daughter, Lyric, during her first year in college. She shares how keenly she felt the social stigma of being a single parent. It took a …
Intake forms are important because you never get a second chance to make a first impression. I'm heartened by Ascend Network partners' efforts to simplify intake processes for families with low incomes involved in two-generation (2Gen) programs.
After Yoslin had her first son, she knew she had to go to college and earn her degree to break her family’s cycle of poverty. During that time, she applied to become a Generation Hope scholar and has been part of their program for four years.
A two-generation (2Gen) approach builds family well-being by intentionally and simultaneously working with children and the adults in their lives together. Anchored in equity and informed by parents’ lived experience, 2Gen approaches aim to result in stronger and better outcomes for the entire family. For nearly a decade, state and local entities have leveraged various federal programs and …
Introducing the Aspen Two-Generation Coordinator Community of Practice Read More »
A follow up op-ed by Yoslin Amaya Hernandez was published on September 3, 2020 by The Aspen Institute. As a full-time student and part-time employee, I have just one more thing on my plate to balance what most traditional students don’t have – kids. As a mom of two boys under five, you can imagine the hectic …
I Am a Mom, Intern and Student – the Pandemic Made Me a Teacher and Speech Language Pathologist Too Read More »