Following a summit hosted by Aspen Institutes Ascend in the summer of 2016, CSW asked ACS to explore the possibility of expanding Two-Generational (2Gen) approaches in Detroit. ACS gathered and synthesized information from workforce and early childhood organizations in Detroit, and made recommendations for next steps to support 2Gen approaches in Detroit. Additionally, ACS made recommendations to help make 2Gen approaches more accessible for target audiences.

Outcomes to date:

  • Conducted a communication audit of messages about 2Gen approaches.
  • Made recommendations about messages related 2Gen approaches, including core messages, and targeted messages for policymakers, service providers, and system stakeholders.
  • Conducted interviews with five early childhood and workforce organizations to better understand how their services relate to 2Gen approaches.
  • Made recommendations for next steps related to supporting 2Gen approaches in Detroit.