All children have clear and accessible pathways to well-being, educational attainment, civic engagement, and upward mobility.
Race, place, and income should no longer be determinants of school and life success for children and youth.
To ensure the social, emotional, physical, and academic development and well-being of all children and youth, especially those affected by racism and poverty.
The landscape of opportunities for children, youth, and families is vastly inequitable throughout our nation, in every region and state, from city to city and neighborhood to neighborhood. Factors outside of school, including structural racism and economic inequity, explain much of the variance in well-being, educational attainment, and upward mobility, yet efforts to achieve equity for children and youth have largely focused on changing what happens in school. To change the status quo, we need strategies that go beyond schools to ensure that all children and youth thrive.
We believe strategies to expand opportunities for children and youth have two critical components:
- Place-based, cross-sector collaboration to remove structural barriers and open pathways to opportunity; and
- Personalized, relationship-based supports, what we call Success Planning, for children and youth to reach their full potential.
Communities that engage in both cross-sector collaborative action and Success Planning are pairing two powerful approaches that will fortify local ecosystems and increase access, leading to significant positive changes in policy, practice, and school and life outcomes for children, youth, and families.
At EdRedesign, we provide catalytic support to the cradle-to-career place-based partnership field to drive systems-level change and open personalized pathways to opportunity. To support our growing field to drive transformational change that serves the needs and talents of individual children and youth, our work focuses on talent development, actionable research, our Institute for Success Planning, and our By All Means initiative.
Our values guide what we do and how we work, aligning our efforts and creating common purpose as we seek to fulfill our mission.
At EdRedesign, equity is our north star and our guiding principle. It is central to the ways in which we work and the education, health and well-being, economic mobility, and social justice outcomes we seek.