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Evanston Two-Generation Initiative . Artishia Hunter, Director Evanston Two-Generation Initiative Evanston Community Foundation Helping Parents, Helping Children: Exploring the Promise of Two-Generation Programs Princeton University May 22, 2014 . Evanston Two-Generation: Partnerships.

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Evanston two generation initiative

Evanston Two-Generation Initiative

Artishia Hunter, Director Evanston Two-Generation Initiative

Evanston Community Foundation

Helping Parents, Helping Children:

Exploring the Promise of Two-Generation Programs

Princeton University

May 22, 2014


Evanston two generation partnerships

Evanston Two-Generation: Partnerships

  • Partnership with Ascend, Evanston Community Foundation, and Northwestern University

  • Planning and pilot program implementation, July 2013 through June 2014, funding support from Ascend at the Aspen Institute


Evanston two generation initial program development

Evanston Two-Generation: Initial Program Development

  • Developing Essential Partnerships

    • Employers

    • Early childhood education

    • Adult education, workforce training, community college

    • Other community resources (e.g., public library, YWCA)


Evanston two generation pilot program

Evanston Two-Generation:Pilot Program

  • 13 mothers, at least one child 0-5, Evanston resident

  • Half referred by home visitors and ECE staff; other half responded to flyer at child’s center

  • Required: GED or high school degree, English proficiency


Evanston two generation pilot program1

Evanston Two-Generation:Pilot Program

  • February–May, 2014

  • 13 weeks, 26 in-class hours as a cohort

  • Individual coaching sessions

  • Staff: Director/career coach


Evanston two generation pilot program2

Evanston Two-Generation:Pilot Program

  • Career Explorations

    • Hands-on career exploration

    • Educational exploration and planning

    • Financial literacy & planning

    • Educational testing

    • Personal & professional development

    • Work & family values & planning

    • Goal setting


Evanston two generation participants

Evanston Two-Generation:Participants


Evanston two generation next steps

Evanston Two-Generation: Next Steps

  • 3 Career Explorations cohorts– Fall 2014, Winter and Spring 2015

  • On-going coaching and peer support up to six months

  • Potential industry sectors

    • Residential senior care

    • Manufacturing technology

    • Health care

  • Integrated employer partnerships & parent training/certification


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