Designed to Keep You Down
This report shares findings from research conducted CSSP and parents participating in Project SPARC, a project of the CalWORKs Association.
The Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 includes new provisions which should eliminate some of the barriers former foster youth have experienced in accessing SNAP. This brief explains the new rules and the steps that state agencies can take to ensure former foster youth can access SNAP benefits.
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.
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.
We work to advance an anti-racist, inclusive child allowance—or a guaranteed minimum income—for families with children.
The aim of this work is to drastically change the systemic challenges that youth—specifically older or “transition-age” youth (TAY) of color—who are or have been involved with the foster care system experience.
Expertise: Addressing Poverty, Immigration, Racial Equity & Justice
Expertise: Child Welfare, Young Children & Their Families
Expertise: Addressing Poverty, Child Welfare, Racial Equity & Justice
Expertise: Building Strong Communities, Racial Equity & Justice
Expertise: Addressing Poverty, Child Welfare, Young Children & Their Families
Expertise: Child Welfare, Racial Equity & Justice, Young Children & Their Families