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, plans, 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


Issue Brief/Policy Paper
What’s the Role of Equity in Evaluation Policy?
Tool/Guide
Opportunity Index User Guide
Case Study Issue Brief/Policy Paper
Prioritizing Partnerships and Embracing Change: The Growth and Development of the Denver Afterschool Alliance
Case Study Issue Brief/Policy Paper
Housing Choice Vouchers: Using Research to Spur New Approaches and Greater Equity
Case Study Issue Brief/Policy Paper
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: Investments in Youth Work Experiences One Pager
Apr 01
Featured Event
Positive Youth Development across the Federal Government: A Thought Leader Conversation with Cheri Hoffman

Wednesday, April 1/2:00-3:00 PM EDT

Apr 15 spans
3 days
2020 Ready by 21 National Meeting- Cancelled

DUE TO THE COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) CONCERNS, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Changing the odds for young people has never been more important