Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Center for the Study of Social Policy's 2013 Annual Report

The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) is proud to release its 2013 annual report, focused on equity.

CSSP believes that all children – regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status or the neighborhood in which they live – deserve to be healthy, to enter school ready to learn and to become young adults who are prepared to succeed in life and in the world. Growing up in safe, supportive, nurturing and economically secure families and in communities that can provide them and their families with access to the resources and opportunities they need, puts all children on the path to success. Yet, good outcomes for children, families and communities can only be achieved if we're aware of, attuned to and have the knowledge and skills to tackle inequity.

Equity – equality in opportunity and in what it takes to achieve good outcomes – has been part of CSSP’s mission from its earliest days. Achieving equity in opportunity and outcomes is core to social and economic success. If the current disparities in education, health, employment and social and economic mobility continue we will lose the opportunity to capitalize on the advantages of our increasingly diverse population. To ensure the social and economic growth of our country – and to improve outcomes for our children and families – the public, private and nonprofit sectors must advance equity at every level. 

The 2013 annual report highlights how critical attention to equity and the persistent gaps in achievement and outcomes shows up in all of CSSP’s work. Whether working with a public system, a federal policymaker or in a local community, CSSP examines the issues with an equity perspective and articulates policy and program solutions that seek to close the gaps and produce better results for all.

Want to learn more about CSSP’s efforts to advance equity? Check out the 2013 annual report.

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