About Ascend
Ascend is a policy program of the Aspen Institute and the national hub for breakthrough ideas and collaborations that move vulnerable children and their parents toward educational success and economic security. We take a two-generation approach to our work — focusing on both children and their parents together — and bring a gender and racial equity lens to our analysis.

We believe that education, economic supports, social capital, and health and well-being are the core elements that create an intergenerational cycle of opportunity. How we make a difference:

  • We elevate and invest in solutions that lead to better outcomes for children and their parents.
  • We build leaders and networks.
  • We engage the voices of families to inform policies and programs.

Learn more at ascend.aspeninstitute.org.