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

We help 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

We support 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

We empower 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


Case Study Issue Brief/Policy Paper
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: Investments in Youth Work Experiences
Case Study Issue Brief/Policy Paper
Year-Round Pell Grants: The Challenge of Making Policy Decisions with Limited Evidence
ServeMinnesota's Reading Corps: Case Study on Using Evidence for Improvement
New York City’s Young Adult Literacy Program: Case Study on Using Evidence for Improvement
Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Program Implementation
Jul 12 spans
1 days
Featured Event
Implementing a Whole Child Approach: A Thought Leader Conversation with Jonathan Raymond

Friday, July 12, 2019/ 1:00-2:00 PM EDT

Changing the odds for young people has never been more important