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Mission, Vision & Method

2Gen Approach

A two-generation approach combines high-quality educational opportunities for young children with strong evidence-based educational, workforce readiness and parenting programming for families.

This strategy engages children and parents together to achieve three key outcomes:

  • Children enter school prepared for success,
  • Families create a nurturing and secure environment for their children, and
  • Families connect to other families.

CAP Tulsa brings a two-generation vision to life by:

  • Working across the agency to strengthen program offerings for parents,
  • Helping families develop a path to achieve goals, and
  • Engaging in constant communication with the agency and training staff on the two-generation philosophy.

Studies on 2Gen approaches:

State of the Field 2021: Two-Generation Approaches to Family Well-Being - Ascend at the Aspen Institute

Evolving two-generation services to disrupt the intergenerational effects of poverty and promote family well-being - Journal of Business Research

Two for the Price of One: Two-Generation Approaches - Social Impact Architects

Two-Generation Strategies Toolkit - National Conference of State Legislatures

Uplifting The Family: A Two-Generation Approach – Garrett County Community Action Committee and Monica Barczak, Senior Advisor-Administration for Children and Families

The Two-Generation Research Initiative – Northwestern University

Creating Opportunity For Families: A Two-Generation Approach – The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Top Ten for 2Gen: Policy Ideas & Principles to Advance Two-Generation Efforts – Ascend at the Aspen Institute

Gateways to Two Generations: The Potential for Early Childhood Programs and Partnerships to Support Children and Parents Together – Ascend at the Aspen Institute