What We Do

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

CULTIVATING collaboration between city + school leaders

Our PLUS Leadership Initiative provides tools and best practices to help cities and schools create a structure for strong, ongoing joint policymaking.

Authentically ENGAGING Young people in city planning + social Change

Y-PLAN (Youth-Plan, Learn, Act, Now!) is an award-winning educational strategy that engages children and youth in urban planning and empowers them to create change in their community.

Spreading solutions at the intersection of education and urban policy

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.