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


  • Supporting efforts to expand adoption of two-generation (2Gen) and brain science-informed approaches in the state of Minnesota.
  • Increasing the quality and availability of 0-5 early education and care for all families.
  • Pursuing 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.*


  • Increasing mental health access and improving service delivery for low-income families and children.
  • Closing the achievement gap and expanding access to educational opportunities.
  • 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.
  • Improving health outcomes for low-income families and children.

*Language will be updated following release of “Safe Harbor for All” report due January 2019