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.
For the fifth year in a row, our staff have generated this multi-genre reading list to share books that have encouraged our own self-renewal as it pertains to a subject we all take to heart: youth development.
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 work of the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities."
Founding Faculty Director