Project 2Gen involves Cornell students in translational research and practice. Through this work, undergraduate and graduate students gain on-the-ground insights about and support the needs of and opportunities for family-based programming and research.
2Gen Scholars Program
Launched in 2018, this program offers graduate and undergraduate students the chance to engage in hands-on work bridging research, policy, and practice through a two-generation framework.
Meet our Spring 2018 2Gen Scholars
Emily Bramhall is a junior studying Policy Analysis and Management with a minor in Inequality Studies. She is interested in applied research and outreach with a focus on social policy, specifically pertaining to education.
Jenny Chan is a junior Policy Analysis and Management major with minors in Business, Law & Society, and Inequality Studies. She is interested in understanding the best practices for bridging research and policy, particularly in the field of healthcare.
Sharon Glick is an undergraduate student in the College of Human Ecology. She is excited to combine her studies of human development and policy analysis towards working on comprehensive family programming.
Julia Greenberg is an undergraduate student in Urban and Regional Studies interested in how affordable housing and other urban planning and policy initiatives can reduce spatial inequality.
Nora Smithhisler is a first year masters student in the Cornell Institute of Public Affairs, focusing in government, politics, and policy. Previously working in public schools has inspired her to research and develop poverty and education policy solutions.
Cornell Institute for Public Affairs Capstone Projects
The Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA) seminal capstone course provides an opportunity for master’s students to work on a professional project for an external organization. Cornell Project 2Gen works with CIPA students on capstone projects that involve a two-generation framework to further policy, practice, and research.
Poverty in New York Counties through a 2Gen Lens
Frances Robinson MPA ’18 and Zachary German ’18
This Fall 2017 CIPA Capstone Project developed an interactive, online tool that uses a new index to measure two-generation strengths and opportunities for New York State counties.
My Brother's Keeper Ithaca
This spring, students will work with My Brother’s Keeper Ithaca (MBKI) to provide technical assistance in developing a public-facing data dashboard that compiles critical statistics on young men and women of color in the Greater Ithaca area. This dashboard has been a goal of MBKI to serve as a tool for practitioners and policymakers interested in supporting youth.