We are bringing culturally responsive
social emotional learning and its impact to California schools and communities

Our mission

To empower California youth to thrive in school and life by advancing and supporting culturally responsive Social and Emotional Learning programs, policies and practices in all schools and communities statewide.

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Build awareness of SEL learning and its impact

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Advocate for local and state-wide policies and funding to support SEL

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Connect Local SEL stakeholders with best practices

News and Features


A Call for REAL Change From Our Executive Director

Read Dr. Amy Cranston’s latest blog.

Covid-19 SEL Support

As local, state, national, and international leaders work to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many communities across the country are experiencing a heightened level of fear, anxiety, and worry during these uncertain times. Parents, educators, youth development professionals, childcare providers, and others are looking for ways to help young people reduce, manage, and cope with the fears, worries and anxieties that might be provoked by this health crisis and continue to develop the social and emotional skills they will need for managing and coping with future life challenges. We’ve compiled a list of resources to support these efforts. Check back periodically, as we will be updating the list.

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