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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Young Families: Two-Generation Policy Recommendations

April 14, 2015

Recent economic downturns tremendously impacted communities and families in the United States, especially young families. There is a growing chorus of voices calling for new models and solutions that meet the needs of both young parents and their children collectively. Two-generation programming provides an important poverty reduction roadmap for young families, making service providers, policy […]

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Two-Gen Outcomes Bank from Ascend at the Aspen Institute

April 14, 2015

Ascend at the Aspen Institute’s 2Gen (Two-Gen) Outcomes Bank is designed to help capture and organize the outcomes, research, tools, and evidence base for two-generation approaches, strategies, and programs. Within the database, you will find outcomes, indicators, and research organized by child, parent, and family across the core 2Gen components of education, economic assets, health […]

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Bridging the Gap

March 14, 2015

This toolkit for employers, deemed “Bridging the Gap,” is designed to help employers assist their low-wage workers increase their financial stability through access to work supports. Aside from helping employees make ends meet, enrollment in work supports also has a positive effect on employee attendance, retention and performance. The supports that this toolkit refers to […]

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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Young Families (Research Report)

December 14, 2013

The National Human Services Assembly conducted an exploratory study of two-generation programs already in place within its member organizations. The Annie E. Casey Foundation supported this effort, which sought to document quality two-generation programs and identify program elements that strengthen young families. The study eventually engaged 32 National Assembly members and affiliates in sharing their […]

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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Young Families (Issue Brief)

October 14, 2013

Over 1.4 million youth ages 15–24 are out-of-school and out-of-work (OSOW) and raising dependent children. When youth are out of the education system, lack early work experience, and cannot find employment, the likelihood is poor that they will have the means to support themselves and the needs of their children. Too often, this traps their […]

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