Centering Families In Policy Solutions In 2021 And Beyond

This fall, Ascend at the Aspen Institute launched the Parents’ Voices 2020 Project, the next step in our longstanding effort to cut through the national noise and ask parents directly for their hopes, dreams, challenges, and solutions.

With a strategic and intentional focus on racial and gender equity, and an expanded definition of family structures, Lake Research Partners conducted 10 diverse, virtual Parents’ Voices 2020 focus groups in October that probed parents’ goals as well as their views on policies such as child care. We listened to young mothers and fathers tell us in their own words about their experiences in these challenging times. Learn more and watch the video.