We partner with communities, researchers, and practitioners to produce research to improve and strengthen
the well-being of youth, inform policy and practice, and emphasize equity and capacity-building in
This guidebook offers seven illustrative profiles of California educators and their partners who are collaborating to develop integrated student supports for college and career readiness.
These talks occur on select Thursday afternoons this fall. Our fellow co-sponsors include the Lemann Center, Center for Education Policy Analysis, Policy Analysis for California Education, and Rural Education Action Program (REAP).
Researcher Kendra Fehrer answers a few questions about the chapter she co-wrote for the new book Community Schools: People and Places Transforming Education and Communities.
"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."
Founding Faculty Director