Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: A Multi-generational Approach

Symposium Series: June 2017

Poverty is a complex condition that cannot be addressed with a single solution. It affects individuals, families, neighborhoods and entire communities. Its impact is felt by generations of people, which makes it even more complicated to address.

On Thursday June 8, United Way of the Midlands co-hosted a symposium to better understand poverty’s impact and learn about local and national efforts to address it from the family perspective. Anne Mosle, vice president of the Aspen Institute and executive director of its Ascend policy program keynoted the event, held at University of Nebraska Omaha’s Milo Bail Student Center.

Under Mosle’s leadership, Ascend has become a leading force in creation of a two-generation approach to breaking the cycle of poverty. She has launched groundbreaking Ascend initiatives that have transformed the two-generation policy landscape into a game-changing approach for families. Mosle currently serves on the National Trustees Council of America’s Promise, the Executive Governing Board of the American Public Human Services Association and recently received the APHSA Friedman Award for Human Services innovation and Impact.

You can view the white paper written on Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: a Multi-generational Approach, here.