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Project 2Gen

Cornell’s Project 2Gen focuses on addressing the needs of vulnerable children and their parents together to capitalize on the strong connection between parents’ well-being and children’s healthy development.

Project 2Gen aims to build a vibrant research community focused on the two-generation approach by connecting researchers, practitioners and policymakers in New York State and beyond. We help existing programs incorporate a two-generation approach and support faculty pursuing 2Gen research. We use a 2Gen perspective to inform policymaking at the state and local levels. We involve Cornell students in these efforts through the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs and undergraduate research projects and internships.

Project 2Gen is led by co-directors Laura Tach and Rachel Dunifon, and includes the work of students and faculty members from across Cornell. We are developing partnerships with community, state, and national organizations and government agencies to support parents and children simultaneously.