Announcing the Ascend Fellowship

Meet the Fellows

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Two Generations, One Future; Moving Parents and Children Beyond Poverty Together
The United States in 2012 is at a crossroads about ways to ensure that all its people fuel progress in the 21st century. By creating partnerships across programs, policies, and systems that are now focused separately on children and parents, we can create an America in which a legacy of economic security and educational success passes from one generation to the next. Download the Report.

Anne Mosle, Executive Director of Ascend, discusses "two-generation strategies that educate both parents and children at the same time" in an op-ed on Huffington Post.

A Big Idea for 2012: Two-Generation Strategies for Struggling Families
The Aspen Institute Ascend program is based on a simple but critical idea: that a powerful way to help struggling families move beyond poverty is through a "two-generation" strategy, which addresses the needs of and opportunities for parents and children together. More.

Ascend is a hub for breakthrough ideas and proven strategies that move parents, especially women, and their children beyond poverty towards educational success and economic security.

Recognizing that breakthrough ideas come from different sectors and communities, the Ascend Fellowship targets diverse pioneers paving new pathways that break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. The 2012 Ascend Fellows are a network of leaders from across the country who will share knowledge, develop and test ideas, and coordinate their efforts. Ascend will support the Fellows with resources and a platform to accelerate the creation, amplification, and expansion of proven and promising two-generation strategies. See the Brochure.