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The Northwestern University Two-Generation Research Initiative


The Northwestern University Two-Generation Research Initiative (NU2Gen) is co-led by IPR research professors Teresa Eckrich Sommer and Lauren Tighe. NU2Gen develops and evaluates programs which strategically align education services for children and youth with workforce training and postsecondary education for their parents. In harnessing positive intergenerational dynamics, two-generation education programs aim to promote child development, school readiness, and academic achievement; education, employment, and earnings for parents and youth; and family economic and social mobility.

This initiative was co-founded by Sommer and professor emerita Lindsay Chase-Lansdale in 2010. NU2Gen has influenced program and policy design across the nation to advance family wellbeing and prosperity for parents and children.

To learn more about NU2Gen, please visit their website.