Two-generation approaches provide opportunities for and meet the needs of children and their parents together. They build education, economic assets, social capital, and health and wellbeing to create a legacy of economic security that passes from one generation to the next. We all want to see families thrive, but fragmented approaches that address the needs of children and their parents separately often leave either the child or parent behind and dim the family’s chance at success. Placing parents and children in silos ignores the daily challenges faced by parents who are working or studying while raising a child, a challenge even more pronounced for those with low wages. Research has documented the impact of a parent’s education, economic stability, and overall health on a child’s trajectory. Similarly, children’s education and healthy development are powerful catalysts for parents. Two-generation approaches help both generations make progress together.
We believe that education, economic assets, social capital, and health and well-being are the core components that create an intergenerational cycle of opportunity. Quality early education for children and postsecondary education for parents are central to approaches that move the whole family toward economic security.
DAY EARLY LEARNING AT EASTERN STAR CHURCH
5750 E 30th St, Indianapolis, IN 46218
FERVENT CARE CHILD CARE MINISTRY
10512 E 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46235
MT. CARMEL COMMUNITY ACADEMY
9610 E 42nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46235
2901 N Post Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46219
ST. LAWRENCE KIDS CARE PRESCHOOL MINISTRY
6950 E. 46th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46226
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