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Special Announcement

We’re proud to announce that Leonard Burton will be CSSP’s next president.

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New Blog

It is long past time policymakers develop a child allowance, paid leave, and comprehensive child care

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New Report 

A prosperous society depends on ensuring that all young people can pursue their goals and thrive. This report presents the case for a guaranteed income to support young adults. 

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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.