Our Work

Aiming to increase the trajectories of opportunity for all young people, we leverage three strategies:

Cultivating Leadership in Collaborative Policy Making

Deepened collaboration among school, city, and civic partners is essential. The PLUS Leadership Initiative prepares these leaders to develop collaborative, mutually-beneficial policies and practices that expand equity and opportunity for young people.

Engaging Youth and Schools in Urban Planning and Social Change

Y-PLAN (Youth-Plan, Learn, Act, Now!) is an educational strategy and action research initiative that builds young peoples' knowledge and skills for college, career, and citizenship while creating healthy, sustainable, and joyful communities.

Generating Tools and Knowledge for OPportunity-Rich Schools and Sustainable Communities

We document policies and practices across education and the built environment - housing, land use, transportation, school facilities, and regional planning - that promote equity and close the opportunity gap.