Through public policy and community engagement, we work in partnership with communities experiencing disparities to build a more equitable Minnesota.


  • To pursue resources for the housing, shelter, training, and services necessary to fully implement Minnesota’s Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Youth Act and to advocate for the design of a statewide Safe Harbor for All system.
  • To identify opportunities to introduce emerging brain science and neuroscience research for children prenatal-age 3 into meaningful policies to enhance child and family health.


  • Increasing the quality and availability of early childhood education for all families.
  • Increasing mental health access and improving service delivery for low-income families and children.
  • Promoting family economic security and advancement, including healthy housing and reliable transportation.
  • Strengthening state and local systems and policies to close opportunity gaps and promote racial equity.
  • Improving state and federal systems, policies and resources to support and strengthen immigrant families and children.
  • Preventing and reducing domestic, community, and gun violence.
  • Building safe, supportive communities and schools, and championing full equality for LGBT youth and families.
  • Increasing healthy youth development opportunities, including quality out-of-school-time programs.
  • Improving health outcomes for low-income families and children.
  • Closing the achievement gap and expanding access to educational opportunities.


  • Emerging opportunities
  • Partnerships and network connections
  • The potential for new technology to increase access to, and improve delivery of, programs, services, and advocacy resources.

Share this pageShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someone