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We are seeking a Senior Policy Analyst who will support CSSP’s work in multiple areas, with a primary focus on public human services and social services systems. Applications and materials due August 31, 2020.

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upENDing Systems

The child welfare system has a long history of structural racism which has led to devastating consequences for children and families of color. Working in partnership with many others, we believe that we can upEND this and reimagine new, anti-racist ways of keeping children safe and protected in their homes.

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Equity Terms and Concepts

Check out our glossary with over 70 terms and concepts that is regularly used in CSSP’s work to provide a shared a understanding for thoughtful discussions on equity.

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Seeking Applications: DULCE Implementation

Non-profit organizations and local government agencies interested in implementing DULCE into their communities are eligible to apply for grants up to $40,000.

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Together for Families Conference 

This event, co-hosted by CSSP, brings together over 300 stakeholders in the family support and strengthening field to focus on  best and promising practice for supporting families. Register by 8/14 for an early registration rate.

New Resource

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and prosperity of each of us depends on the health and prosperity of all of us. As such, we must create policies that support immigrant families now and ALWAYS.

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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.