Helping Children Thrive While Parents Move Ahead: A Forum on Two-Generation Education Policy Solutions to Reduce Poverty

On July 9, 2014, CLASP, Foundation for Child Development, Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, and USA Today‘s Marisol Bello held a lively exchange about successes and challenges in helping parents improve their education and career options while also strengthening their child’s early development. The discussion, which was held in Washington, D.C. and also webcast, highlighted new findings by Dr. Donald J. Hernandez, sociology professor at Hunter College, that demonstrate striking differences in how well children do depending on their mothers’ educational attainment.

Other panelists included:

  • Olivia Golden, Executive Director, CLASP; former Assistant Secretary for Children and Families
  • Dr. Gail Mellow, President, LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY
  • Juan Salgado, President and CEO, Instituto Del Progreso Latino, Chicago, IL

To learn more about the issues discussed at the forum, read “Thriving Children, Successful Parents: A Two-Generation Approach to Policy.”

Read Washington Post, Chronicle of Higher Education, and Education Week articles about the event. 
Watch the webcast of the forum: