Public Policy Forum

Secure Parents and Successful Kids:
A two-generation approach to tackling poverty

Monday, October 26, 2015
1-4 p.m.
Radisson Hotel Lansing

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Anne Mosle

Historically, Michigan has tried to support low-income parents and their children through separate policies and programs. Unfortunately, that has not been met with great success. There is new promise in two-generation approaches that meet the needs of low-income parents and their children simultaneously. Research shows that two-generation programs and policies can effectively help the two generations make progress together. It’s a win-win for children, their families and the state.

Keynote SpeakerAnne Mosle, vice president, the Aspen Institute, executive director, Ascend at the Aspen Institute

PanelistsTim Becker, chief deputy director, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services;
Carol Goss, former CEO of the Skillman Foundation;
Dr. Ali Webb, director of Michigan programs, W.K. Kellogg Foundation;
Brian Whiston, new state superintendent and head of the Michigan Department of Education; and
Mindy Ysasi, executive director, The SOURCE.


Public Policy Forum

Michigan’s Prison Problem: Mass Incarceration, Its Causes and Solutions

Was held on Oct. 30, 2014 in Lansing



Youth Power Movement, Kayla Mason | Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending, Laura Sager

 Opportunity & Equity 2014

This event was held on May 5, 2014

Speaker: Pedro Noguera, Sociologist and NYU Professor

Each day, a growing number of people struggle to make ends meet, yet there are promising strategies and tools that can help fight this trend, that have been proven to reduce poverty and build prosperity. At Opportunity & Equity 2014 attendees will explore successful and promising models and concepts in public policy, education, asset building, healthcare and more.


Michigan’s Education Landscape, Amber Arellano
Exemplary Models for Entrepreneurship, Jeannine LaProd
Income Inequality in Michigan, Dr. Charles Ballard
Pursuing Excellence Through Equity, Dr. Pedro Noguera
Metropolitan Detroit Race Equity Report, Shirley Stancato
Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children, Jane Zehnder-Merrell