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New Statement

CSSP is horrified by the events in Washington, DC on January 6. Read a statement from our President.

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Equity & Justice

At CSSP, we recognize the long and devastating history of racism and discrimination in our country. Learn more about our equity journey and the resources, tools, and information we have available in this interactive presentation. 

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We’re Hiring

We are seeking a Communications Manager and a Program & Research Assistant to join the CSSP team in our Washington, DC office. 

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We are excited to announce that Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, founder and president of the National Birth Equity Collaborative, will be joining our Board. We look forward to learning from her and working with her to build a world where all children, youth, and families can thrive.

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Now Available

This new resource urges policymakers to enact policies that root out systemic racism and ensure all children can have a happy and healthy start to life.

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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.