Family Pathways and 2-Gen in Austin
United Way’s Family Pathways utilizes the 2-Gen approach which disrupts the cycle of intergenerational poverty by intentionally linking services for parents and their children. By focusing on education, social capital, health, and financial security for the whole family, United Way and the Austin/Travis County 2-Gen coalition are working to create a social services ecosystem that promotes economic mobility for generations to come.
As our coalition moves from planning to implementation, we will work together to expand the 2-Gen approach across the social services ecosystem in Austin, in order to achieve the long-term goal of advancing intergenerational economic mobility for families with low income.
Additional Information About the 2-Gen Approach
Resources to Create a 2-Gen Approach in Your Community
- Advancing Two-Generation Approaches series (Annie E. Casey Foundation)
- Strengthening the Foundation: Strategic Evidence for Two-Generation Approaches (Annie E. Casey Foundation)
- Community Guide to 2Gen Approaches (Ascend at the Aspen Institute)
- Building Community Resilience: Coalition Building and Communications Guide (Milken Institute School of Public Health and Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention & Wellness)
- Two-Generational Strategies to Improve Immigrant Family and Child Outcomes (Center for Law and Social Policy)
- Serving Immigrant Families Through Two-Generation Programs: Identifying Family Needs and Responsive Program Approaches (Migration Policy Institute)