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CSSP seeks a Program Analyst/Senior Program Analyst to support racial equity work.

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Passing the Baton

In honor of the memory of our co-founder Harold Richman, CSSP is proud to present a series of essays proposing actionable new insights and ideas about how to dramatically improve the well-being of children, families, and communities, with racial justice as a “North Star” goal.

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New Neighborhood

Join Joan Lombardi for a conversation with leaders in Palm Beach County to hear how they brought community services down to the neighborhood level

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Who We Are

The Center for the Study of Social Policy works to achieve a racially, economically, and socially just society in which all children, youth, and families thrive. We translate ideas into action, promote public policies grounded in equity, and support strong and inclusive communities. We advocate with and for all children, youth, and families marginalized by public policies and institutional practices.

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Our Approach

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Systems Reform

We draw on the latest research and work to make systems more responsive, accountable, and rooted in policies that ensure equity and inclusion for all children, youth, families, and communities.

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Community Outreach

We believe in the power of communities to shape their futures. We work with communities across the country and with local systems to impact policy and systems change.

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We work to influence public policy to create opportunity, advance equity, achieve impact, and scale results. We fight against inequitable policy proposals and promote policies that ensure equity and inclusion.