Today, March 8, is International Women's Day.
“What Does Obama Really Believe In?” by Paul Tough. New York Times magazine, August 15, 2012
The following blog is excerpted and condensed from remarks given by Tameka Henry, a parent of children enrolled in Acelero Learning, at the 2012 Aspen ThinkXChange in Aspen, Colorado. Tameka was nominated to speak at the Aspen ThinkXChange by Ascend Fellow
Around the world, the United States is still seen by many as the land of opportunity. Does that notion still ring true at home? Leaders gathered at Ascend's Aspen ThinkXChange considered values and cultural trends, politics, and the potential for success.
Watch this clip from tonight's episode of The Aspen Institute Presents. Here speakers from the Aspen Ideas Festival discuss what the US economy needs to kickstart growth.
A major focus of the campaigns and last night's debate has been on strengthening the middle-class in America. One issue of equal importance, but that is often not given as much attention, is how to move low-income families out of poverty.
"It just seemed to me that it was totally unfair that someone born into different circumstances than me didn't have the same opportunities.” Philanthropist and businessman George Kaiser offered this insight into his giving philosophy during Ascend’s May 3 – 4 learning trip to Tulsa, where the George Kaiser Family Fou
With the cherry blossoms ringing the tidal basin and the White House as our backdrop, Ascend, the Family Economic Security Program, held its launch celebration March 28 on the rooftop of the Hay-Adams Hotel. It was fantastic to see so many of our friends and partners, past and present, gathered under one roof: field innovators from California to Oklahoma to Tennessee; philanthropists and representatives of major foundations from across the country; college presidents; Administration officials; researchers and policy experts; and journalists from National Journal to Slate.