Cornell Project 2Gen

Led by two Policy Analysis and Management Professors, Laura Tach and Rachel Dunifon, Cornell Project 2Gen uses the two-generation approach to promote family well-being by supporting children and their parents together.

Cornell Project 2Gen works to:

BUILD A VIBRANT RESEARCH COMMUNITY OF SCHOLARS USING THE TWO-GENERATION APPROACH.

  • We seek to better understand how services and policies affect the entire family system. Our research focuses on family dynamics and the broader contexts in which families develop, such as the educational and employment systems, the social environment, and policy and practice.
  • We support faculty seeking to utilize a 2gen research approach that may not only benefit their own academic work, but also inform policy and practice. We facilitate faculty connections with relevant community partners and provide outlets for sharing research with policymakers and practitioners both locally and nationally.

CONNECT RESEARCHERS, PRACTITIONERS, AND POLICYMAKERS WORKING ON VARIOUS ASPECTS OF TWO-GENERATION RESEARCH THROUGHOUT NEW YORK AND BEYOND.  

  • We develop and strengthen synergistic relationships between Cornell faculty and students, policymakers, community organizations, and Cornell Cooperative Extension educators. These relationships can lead to new partnerships and innovations in research, service provision, and policy making. We are developing new strategic partnerships with community, state, and national organizations and government agencies to support parents and children.
  • We work with existing programs interested in incorporating a two-generation approach by sharing evidence-based research and connecting them with faculty whose expertise supports this work. For example, projects focused on programs for children can broaden by adding interventions or support for parents. Programs or policies targeted to adults could consider intergenerational consequences for children.

Visit 2Gen’s website here