From Two Generations to One Future: An Ascend Series (Employment Pathways)


Ascend at the Aspen Institute, the Employment Pathways Project, and the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions hold a briefing on employment pathways for young parents in the private sector, and the critical role employers play in creating opportunities that support two-generation strategies.

The conversation features a young parent’s perspective on the benefits of employment pathways, highlights best practice employment pathway models, and offers success stories of employers who have embraced pathways to build a diverse workforce of young adults. In addition, participants discuss how philanthropic investment and leadership is helping to bring innovative private sector models to scale.

This conversation was moderated by Kavitha Cardoza of WAMU.

Participants included:
Denise Hebner, Chief Diversity Officer, UBS
Leasia Clark, Global AM – Infrastructure Services Lead, UBS and Year Up alumna
Jonathan Njus, Program Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Elyse Rosenblum, Director, Employment Pathways Project

Opening reamrks were delivered by Anne Mosle, Executive Director, Ascend and Vice President, The Aspen Institute

This event is part of “From Two Generations to One Future: An Ascend at the Aspen Institute Series” that brings to light critical issues addressed through two-generation solutions.