The Gardner Center partner with communities, researchers, and practitioners to conduct rigorous research, support evidence-based practices to improve and strengthen the well-being of youth, and emphasize equity and capacity-building in youth-serving organizations. Visit COVID-19 Resources for Teachers & Families.
Using administrative data from SFUSD that is linked to participation data from Aim High, we report on whether program participation influences chronic absenteeism, suspension from school, state test scores, and more.
A new title by Milbrey McLaughlin, Kendra Fehrer, and Jacob Leos-Urbel offers an in-depth profile of the nation's most ambitious community school intiative.
In September, an independent task force convened by the John W. Gardner Center delivered to state regulators its final report on an expansive new accountability system designed specifically for alternative programs.
"John W. Gardner’s work and his vision were always about equality, justice, and the promise of human potential. He saw what so many people see as society’s insoluble problems as breathtaking opportunities. His vision for young people’s role in communities will live on through the work of the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities."
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