Brighton Center will showcase its innovative approach to advancing a two-generation strategy to create opportunities for whole families to reach self-sufficiency at a national peer-learning site visit from Wednesday October 24 through Friday October 26.
Brighton Center was selected by 2GenACT coordinated by Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group in collaboration with W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Anne E. Casey Foundation, and Ascend at the Aspen Institute to host the first blended site visit of this kind nationally. The impactful strategy and practice that Brighton Center is implementing has been lifted up through several national convening’s prior to being selected for this site visit.
Teams from around the nation will come together to learn how they can implement 2Gen strategies at their organizations. The 15 teams include organizations from Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas. Representatives from the Aspen Institute, Annie Casey Foundation and W.K. Kellogg Foundation; and local leaders from United Way, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and the Northern Kentucky Chamber will also participate.
Two-generation approaches focus on creating opportunities for and addressing needs of both children and the adults in their lives together. The approach recognizes that families come in all different shapes and sizes and that families define themselves.
“ Brighton Center is honored to host this site visit and share strategies that have the potential to impact families across the nation,” said Tammy Weidinger, Brighton Center President & CEO.