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.
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.
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.
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.
Youth Thrive is changing the way the nation’s child welfare, foster care, and juvenile justice systems help youth overcome challenging circumstances, successfully transition out of these systems, and go on to live productive lives.
This network of 14 cities and counties across the U.S. has come together with CSSP to tackle tough issues facing young children and their families.
Expertise: Child Welfare, Immigration, Homelessness, LGBTQ, Racial Equity
Expertise: Young Children & Their Families, Community Change, Racial Equity
Expertise: Housing & Community Development, Community Change, Homelessness, Racial Equity
Expertise: Child Welfare, Immigration, LGBTQ, Racial Equity, Income & Food Security