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New Episode!

The New Neighborhood Podcast is back for Season 3. Check out the new episodes.

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The Child Tax Credit

Last winter, we conducted a survey to better understand the impact of the expanded Child Tax Credit on Black, Latinx/e, and other families of color. Check out our findings. 

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Resources for Children

This brief highlights the experiences of children, youth, and families with SNAP, and offers recommendations for improving the program.

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New Initiative

Find out how we are working to drastically change the systemic challenges that youth—specifically older or “transition-age” youth of color—who are or have been involved with the foster care system experience.

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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 Change

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.