Dr. Chris King was invited to present his two-generation findings to the audience of the ACT Workforce Summit. The event, held at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, TX, from November 8-10, 2017, brought together workforce professionals, economic developers, educators, industry associations, employers, and ACT Work Ready Community leaders to help strengthen the nation’s employment base. You can view his presentation here.
RMC Senior Research Scientist Dr. Chris King traveled to Baltimore, MD, to present his two-generation research Implementing 2-Gen Strategies: Models, Research & Lessons to the 2-Gen Talk-Back Convening. The event was held on October 25th and was hosted by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
The Community Action Project of Tulsa County (CAP Tulsa) has released a new study on the first year impact of their CareerAdvance® program. NPR Ed‘s Eric Westervelt has been following the program and interviewed authors Chris King of the Ray Marshall Center and Teresa Ekrich Sommer of Northwestern University on April 28, 2017 to discuss their findings. You can read the interview here. You can also read more about our research partnership with CAP Tulsa here.
– Tulsa Illustrates America’s Complexity (written by John Thompson, Huffington Post Contributor’s Platform; May 1, 2017)
– Educating two generations at a time to tackle poverty (written by Erin Karter, Northwestern University’s Northwestern Now; May 9, 2017)
– Early Signs of Benefits for Boosting Parent-Child Education (written by Sarah D. Sparks, Education Week’s Inside School Research Blog; May 12, 2017)
– Northwestern studies new ways to fight poverty (written by BTN.com LiveBIG Staff, Big Ten Network; May 17, 2017)
On February 3rd, RMC Senior Research Scientist Dr. Chris King traveled to Philadelphia, PA, to give a keynote talk “Two-Generation Antipoverty Strategies: The Why, What, Who and How” and to participate in a strategy discussion for the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.
RMC Senior Research Scientist Dr. Chris King presented a keynote talk “The Promise of Emerging 2-Generation Antipoverty Strategies” at The College for Behavioral Health Leadership’s 2-Gen Summit held at Lifeworks, Austin, TX on January 25, 2017. The Austin summit, titled “Dialogue 1: Expanding our Boundaries – Connecting Causes and Consequences,” is the first in a series of three events being held to address issues in the health care environment, opening dialogues to address core leadership capabilities essential to the future.
Directed by LBJ School of Public Affairs doctoral student and former Ray Marshall Center graduate research assistant Christina N. Caramanis, 2G: Raising Families out of Poverty in the 21st Century follows the nascent efforts of community leaders, policy makers, and academics across disciplinary lines putting together a vision for antipoverty policy and programs that focus on the real needs of today’s American family. Highlighting the struggles of Austin’s large Spanish-speaking immigrant demographic, Margarita Guerrero Guerrero gives a firsthand account of the daily challenges she faces raising five children in a cramped two-bedroom house in South Austin. Margarita dreams of one day gaining the skills needed to get a high-paying job to support her family. Meanwhile, Ray Marshall Center Senior Research Scientist Dr. Chris King and Austin ISD Early Childhood Director Dr. Jacquie Porter take us through both national and local 2Gen efforts currently underway.
The aim of the short video is to spread the word—from politicians and policymakers all the way down to single mothers working paycheck to paycheck with little hope for a way out—that there is a better way to start rebuilding the dream and fulfilling the promise of a better tomorrow for our children and families, an approach that simultaneously addresses the needs of both children and their parents. You can view the video below or by going here.