Aspen Institute Publications

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A 21st Century National Service System: Plan of Action

June 24, 2013

The plan challenges all young adults to commit to one year of full-time service and proposes the infrastructure to engage one million young Americans in service to their country through national service.

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Crisis and Opportunity: Aligning the Community College Presidency with Student Success

June 21, 2013

The Institute's first higher education leadership initiatives address the community college presidency. In partnership with Achieving the Dream (ATD), the Aspen College Excellence Program has conducted research into the qualities of presidents who lead Aspen Prize winning community colleges and ATD leader colleges. The report summarizing our findings, “Crisis and Opportunity: Aligning the Community...

Voters for National Service: Perspectives of American Voters on Large-Scale National Service

Civic Enterprises, Hart Research Associates, The Aspen Institute Franklin Project, Target
June 20, 2013

This brief summarizes the results of a nationally representative survey of American voters to gather their perspectives about national service. This survey of more than 1,000 Americans finds broad support for the idea, potential, and impact of national service.

Beyond Buy-In: Partnering with Practitioners to Build a Professional Growth and Accountability System for Denver's Educators

Craig D. Jerald
June 18, 2013

When Denver Public Schools created a new educator effectiveness system, Leading Effective Academic Practice (LEAP), the central office modeled a fundamental shift in philosophy: Instead of designing LEAP in the central office first and then using targeted communication strategies to encourage educators to “buy into” the new system, DPS made a serious...

Principled Pluralism: Report of the Inclusive America Project

June 18, 2013

Created by a panel of distinguished experts, this publication discusses proven strategies for managing America’s religious diversity in a way that promotes informed respect and social cohesion. Published by the Aspen Institute, June 2013.

ANDE 2012 Impact Report

June 13, 2013

ANDE’s 2012 report on small and growing businesses (SGB) focuses on three “action areas” for the SGB sector:  hurdles for female entrepreneurs; the finance gap for start-ups; and the difficulties faced by small holder agricultural businesses when attempting to enter the global...

Building Jordan’s Entrepreneurship and Investment Ecosystem

Maysam Ali, Chris Westling
June 4, 2013

Partners for a New Beginning, a public-private partnership housed at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC, led an Angel Investment Delegation to Amman, Jordan from November 8 – 12, 2012. The delegation connected nineteen leading American and international angel investors and venture capitalists to tech start-ups and investment opportunities in Jordan. Additionally, Jordanian...

Bridging the "Pioneer Gap": The Role of Accelerators in Launching High-Impact Enterprises

June 3, 2013

Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and Village Capital
June 2013
This is a quantitative analysis of 52 social impact-focused incubators and accelerators, operating around the world.

GLC Resolve Award Innovation Profile: Kenya

May 21, 2013

View or download this brief to learn more about why the Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health selected Kenya as a winner of the ...

GLC Resolve Award Innovation Profile: The Gambia

May 21, 2013

View or download this brief to learn more about why the Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health selected the Gambia as a winner of the ...