Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission

By strategically linking people, practice, and policy, we make sure that children and youth in the most under-resourced communities receive quality expanded learning opportunities and that all their learning environments – school, afterschool, and summer – support their academic, social, emotional, and physical well-being.

Our Vision

All children and youth have the learning opportunities and supports they need and deserve to reach their greatest potential in school and life.

Our Values

With our partners, clients, and community, we hold ourselves to high standards, and live our core values of Equity, Authenticity, and Learning in all aspects of our work.

  • We ground ourselves in the key issues and needs affecting the success of children and youth.

  • We directly name and work to reduce educational, health, and economic disparities.

  • We intentionally bring together people and communities that represent a broad range of ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds to inform and guide our work.

  • We provide opportunities for people and communities to continuously learn, collaborate with others, and lead the change they want to see in the world.