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Jan 26, 2015, 13:47 ET
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Aspen Institute Initiative on Financial Security Appoints New Executive Director

The Aspen Institute is pleased to announce today that Ida Rademacher has joined the Institute as the new Executive Director of the Initiative on...

Jan 26, 2015, 10:04 ET
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First Cross-Sector Youth Sports Plan Released to Help Serve the Needs of Children, Communities

Over the past two years, the Aspen Institute has convened more than 250 thought leaders in 10 roundtables and other events around the nation,...

Jan 21, 2015, 16:24 ET
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Top U.S. Business Leadership Launches New Employer-Led Movement to Expand Economic Opportunity for 24 Million Frontline American Workers

 Recognizing the critical need to train more American workers to fill the jobs that businesses are creating, a coalition of the nation's top...

Jan 15, 2015, 10:00 ET
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Innovation Challenge to Foster Higher Education-Affiliated Service Year Positions

 The Franklin Project at the Aspen Institute, the National Conference on Citizenship and the Corporation for National and Community Service...

Jan 09, 2015, 10:48 ET
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President Obama's Proposal for Free Community College for Students Will Drive Economic Growth and Social Mobility for America

"The President's proposal represents an immense potential investment in community colleges and in the talent needed to drive economic growth and...

Nov 03, 2014, 10:13 ET
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$100,000 Winner of Entrepreneurial Innovation Award Named by Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute and Institute Trustee Anne Welsh McNulty today announced Rejane Woodroffe and the Bulungula Incubator (BI) as the recipient of...

Oct 20, 2014, 11:19 ET
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Roadmap for Effective Teacher Leadership Released by Aspen Institute and Leading Educators

 As school districts across the country confront the challenges of recruiting and retaining great teachers while trying to close persistent...

Oct 14, 2014, 09:22 ET
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New Report Responds To Urgent Need For U.S. Public Library Transformation

 A new report released today from the Aspen Institute looks at how – in an age of instant and abundant information – U.S. public...

Oct 08, 2014, 10:00 ET
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Top Ten Policies To Lift Parents and Children Together Out Of Poverty Released By Ascend At Aspen Institute

 Federal and state policymakers can pursue ten effective policies immediately to help parents and children break out of the cycle of poverty,...

Sep 29, 2014, 14:18 ET
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Creating Opportunity for Low-Income Families to be Focus of Aspen Institute Convening

A national policy agenda to address poverty through programs for two generations at once will be highlight of events at the 2014 Aspen...

Sep 24, 2014, 09:33 ET
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Aspen Institute Business and Society Program Announces 2014 Faculty Pioneers

The winners of this year's prestigious Aspen Faculty Pioneer Awards being announced today share one trait – they've developed innovative ways...

Sep 23, 2014, 10:26 ET
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Clinton Global Initiative Commitment To Action to Provide Innovative Financing for the Artisan Sector

The Alliance for Artisan Enterprise announced a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action to create innovative financing for the artisan...

Sep 22, 2014, 15:13 ET
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Former President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton Announce National Service Alliance Commitment Championed by General Stanley McChrystal and Chelsea Clinton on CGI Main Stage

Today, at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual conference in New York City, the National Service Alliance, joined by former President Bill...

Sep 17, 2014, 13:06 ET
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Aspen Institute Launches New Partnership with Friends of Cancer Research

The Aspen Institute Health, Medicine, and Society Program and Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) announce a new partnership, which will launch...

Sep 17, 2014, 10:59 ET
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New Report: Affordable Care Act Can Improve Families' Health and Economic Stability

 The Aspen Institute and the National Association for State Health Policy tomorrow will release a new report calling the Affordable Care Act...

Sep 02, 2014, 13:58 ET
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Aspen New Voices Fellowship Announces Call for 2015 Nominations

The Aspen Institute's New Voices Fellowship today announced a call for nominations for the 2015 Fellowship class. The Fellowship initiative,...

Jul 30, 2014, 10:01 ET
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$100,000 McNulty Prize 2014 Laureates Announced

The Aspen Institute and Institute Trustee Anne Welsh McNulty today announced the seventh annual John P. McNulty Prize laureates, a group of five...

Jul 28, 2014, 13:53 ET
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The Aspen Institute Announces the Aspen Action Forum July 29 - August 1, 2014

 The Aspen Institute is pleased to announce the second annual Aspen Action Forum. More than 320 attendees comprised of Fellows from the Aspen...

Jul 24, 2014, 12:04 ET
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Aspen Institute Re-Invests in Innovative Community Collaboratives to Engage "Opportunity Youth"

Today, the Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund (OYIF) announced its second round of grants, with plans to provide new awards to 19 communities across...

Jul 23, 2014, 09:32 ET
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Strengthening the Internet for Free Expression and Innovation the Focus of Aspen Institute Forum

Leaders and experts from the public and private sectors will meet to discuss innovative ways to strengthen the Internet to promote free expression,...