Community Change

Building stronger communities for healthier families


What We Work For

We believe that the well-being of children and families is directly impacted by whether they live in strong, stable, inclusive, and supportive communities.

Through our work, we build evidence about what factors in a community impact and improve child and family well-being—and then put it into action.

How We Do It

Our efforts help residents and their public/private sector partners make their communities as powerful, equitable, and inclusive as possible in order to become places where children and families thrive. We partner with residents and community stakeholders to challenge and change systemic forces that negatively impact communities. 

We start by building evidence about what factors have the power to improve child and family well-being and positively impact communities. Then, we partner with residents and community stakeholders to challenge and transform systemic forces that negatively impact communities.

As our collaboration continues, we work to increase the capacity of stakeholders to achieve better results for children and families. As a result, we expect to see improvements in communities and, ultimately, better outcomes for children and families.

Our community change work is designed to support residents and communities to become as strong and inclusive as possible by improving systems, policies, and practices that allow families to thrive.

We work directly with communities to assist and enhance their work, providing support, training, and technical assistance.

Our learning is informed by, and shared with, residents and community stakeholders to support continuous improvement and influence changes in practice, policy, and funding priorities.

We strike a balance between building the capacity of residents and community stakeholders and addressing the institutional forces that shape neighborhood conditions.

Our work will be successful when all communities in the United States are strong and inclusive, and where all children and families thrive.

Our work will be successful when all communities in the United States are strong, stable, inclusive, and supportive, and are places where all children and families thrive.