Our Work
We’re committed to providing ideas, services and networks that leaders need to make more intentional decisions that are good for young people.


Improving & Aligning Policies

This work helps policymakers, advocates, and rising leaders increase their capacity by aligning with other advocates, departments, sectors and levels of government to use data and evidence to support the whole child.

Planning & Partnering for Impact

This work supports boundary-spanning leaders charged with creating or implementing plans that require a focus on the bigger picture. We help leaders connect the dots across complex and sometimes competing goals, services, plan and partners.

Strengthening Practices & Programs

This work empowers youth development, education and human service system leaders to adopt, implement and scale management and staff policies and practices that ensure young people have access to high quality, coordinated supports they need to succeed.

Knowledge Center
Tools, reports, guides and other materials


Issue Brief/Policy Paper
Reconnecting Youth Campaign: An Exploration of Year One Successes
Resource/Report
Metro-Level Opportunity Index
Preparing Youth to Thrive: Methodology and Findings from the Social Emotional Learning Challenge
Resource/Report
Managing for Success: Strengthening the Federal Infrastructure for Evidence-Based Policymaking
Resource/Report
Strategic Convenings: The Secret Sauce in Collaborations across Departments and Levels of Government
Apr 23 spans
3 days
Featured Event
Ready by 21 National Meeting

3 days/Seattle, Washington

Changing the odds for young people has never been more important