The Two Generations Together Initiative is focused on increasing awareness of two-generation adult education and job training models that are part of the comprehensive child and family services delivered by Head Start programs across the country.
Research For fifty years, research and evaluation have documented Head Start's impact on school readiness, academic achievement, health, family stability, and long-term success. As a nonprofit membership and advocacy organization, NHSA sees its role in research as:
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Research by Topic Below are links to compilations of research on some of the most important topics for Head Start practitioners. While these aim to gather useful resources and research, they are by no means exhaustive. For additional research sources and strategies for navigating them, visit Accessing and Reading Research.
March 18th, 2015 - 2:00 PM EDT
Getting a 2Gen Program Off the Ground The first episode in the National Head Start Association's Two Generations Together Webinar Series, this webinar provded an overview of what we mean when we talk about "two-generation work" and insights into how the Educational Alliance and Parents in Community Action Head Start programs have designed programs to support their families' needs for education, job training, and living wage employment.
Two Generations Together Institute On January 26th, 2015, NHSA hosted a day-long Two Generations Together Institute. Program leaders from the featured programs shared their stories and strategies in the morning, and in the afternoon a series of panels offered insights into designing your own two-generation work from both local program leaders and national experts. The sessions were recorded to preserve the important lessons and conversations from the Institute! Watch each one below.
April 8th, 2015 - 2:00 PM EDT
Securing 2Gen Funding Streams The second episode in the National Head Start Association's Two Generations Together Webinar Series, this webinar will explore public and private strategies Head Start grantees have pursued as they designed programs to support their families' needs for education, job training, and living wage employment. Hear from Southwest Human Development, a local foundation, and staff of the National Head Start Association and National Community Action Partnership with a broad perspective on funding opportunities.
April 15th, 2015 - 2:00 PM EDT
Partnering with Employers and Colleges The third episode in the National Head Start Association's Two Generations Together Webinar Series, this webinar explored ways that Head Start grantees have pursued partnerships with employers and colleges as they designed programs to support their families' needs for education, job training, and living wage employment. Learn from the Elyse Rosenblum of the Employer Pathways Project and Head Start program leaders from AVANCE Houston and Friends of Children of Mississippi, Inc!