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Listen to CSSP’s first ever podcast, a limited episode series that explores some of the dramatic changes taking place across the country as people work to reinforce a sense of community.

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Let’s Talk

We are dealing with extremely challenging times and recognize the toll that takes on our mental and physical health—especially on young people. Join us for our next Youth Thrive Alive Forum: The Struggle is Real—Finding Healing During Difficult Times.

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Join Us

Join us on Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 2PM – 3PM ET, for a virtual, livestreamed conversation about the history of work requirements, the reality of labor force participation, and where we should go from here.

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New Survey

We are surveying community-based early childhood system building initiatives. Can you help?

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Now Available

To support the health and well-being of children and families of color, we must implement comprehensive strategies that address systemic and institutional racism.

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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.