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Anne Mosle
Anne Mosle is Vice President, Policy at the Aspen Institute and Executive Director of Ascend. Prior to the Aspen Institute, Mosle served for three and a half years as a Vice President and Officer of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. At the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Mosle served as a member of the executive council where she contributed to the development and execution of the foundation's new strategic framework and overall institutional priorities. As a Kellogg Vice President, Mosle was responsible for the development of two new portfolios: Family Economic Security and Civic Engagement, totaling $40 million annual grantmaking; oversight of the launch of the $100 million Mission Driven Investing pilot program; and spearheading the New Mexico place-based programming. Prior to W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Mosle served as the president of Washington Area Women’s Foundation. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two children.

Entries by Anne Mosle

A Policy Idea Both Parties Can Agree on

(2) Comments | Posted November 7, 2014 | 10:22 AM

The results of this week's election make one thing clear: the polarization that has marked America over the past few years--red states, blue states; stalemates in Congress; intense debates on social programs--shows no signs of abating. So when policies come along with broad support from Americans across race, gender, geography...

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Getting Children and Their Parents Back in the Game

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 10:49 PM

Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed a "War on Poverty," President Obama in his State of the Union address made a bold recommitment to ensuring that Americans' ability to get ahead is determined by hard work and ambition, not by the circumstances of our birth.

For the millions of...

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Two-Generation Voices for 2014 and Beyond

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 5:35 PM

"I think the biggest thing for me is trying to figure out how I am going to take care of myself and how I am going to set my children up for success."

These words from a low-income Richmond, Virginia mother echo a sentiment we heard over and over...

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Investing in Solutions for Two Generations: The $1 Million Aspen Institute Ascend Fund

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2013 | 12:52 PM

Imagine this: A modern housing campus for single mothers and their children provides on-site high-quality early care and education, career and mental health counselors, and is in close proximity to a college campus that helps the mothers complete career-focused degrees. While in the program, the mothers advance their education, leading...

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Hitting Reset: A New Term Calls for a New Solution

(1) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 11:06 AM

The election is over, a record $6 billion spent and an estimated 120 million votes cast, with a clear decision made on the next President of the United States. And our country is overdue for a robust, solutions-centered conversation that taps the best of America -- our families -- and...

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(Graduation) Hats Off to Mothers

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2012 | 10:29 AM

With Mother's Day flowers still fresh and commencements kicking off this week, let's table the debate of working mothers versus stay-at-home mothers, and instead turn that energy into saluting the achievements of resilient student mothers -- those young women, many single mothers, who juggle family, jobs, and school so that...

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The Quiet Sounds of Power

(22) Comments | Posted April 13, 2012 | 6:17 PM

When 33-year-old Masters winner Bubba Watson donned the famous green jacket before a cheering crowd last weekend, in the stands was the chief executive of IBM, Virginia "Ginni" Rometty. She was in an awkward position. The CEOs of the event's top corporate sponsors traditionally receive a membership to Augusta National,...

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Educating Two Generations

(3) Comments | Posted February 19, 2012 | 4:47 PM

When President Obama released his budget last week, he laid out some ideas to loosen the grip of poverty. I have one to add: two-generation strategies that educate both parents and children at the same time.

It's an idea that builds upon parents' unwavering dreams and aspirations for their children,...

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