Brighton Center was selected by 2GenACT coordinated by The Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group in collaboration with W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, and Aspen Ascend to host the first blended site visit of this kind nationally. On October 24-26, teams from around the nation came together to learn how they can implement 2Gen strategies at their organizations.
“It’s about starting by building on the strengths of families, rather than their weaknesses,” says Melissa Hall Sommer, senior director for Family Economic Success at Northern Kentucky’s Brighton Center, Inc. “When you look at it from that perspective, it changes how you proceed. It makes you ask, ‘How do you then sustain those elements (that are working)?’"