WestEd is a nonpartisan, nonprofit research, development, and service organization. Its mission is to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults. WestEd staff provide consulting and technical assistance, evaluation, policy analysis, professional development, and research work to education and other communities throughout the United States and abroad.
AIR is a nonpartisan, nonprofit behavioral and social science research organization. Its mission is to conduct and apply research towards improving people’s lives, especially the disadvantaged. AIR staff provide assessment, research, evaluation, and capacity building on a wide range of education issues throughout the United States and abroad, as well as on health, housing, and human rights.
Equity Assistance Centers
- Region II
(serves AL, AR, DC, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX, VA)
- Region II
(serves IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, OK, SD, WI)
Dr. Seena M. Skelton, Director
Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center (MAP Center)
Great Lakes Equity Center, Indiana University
- Region IV
(serves AK, AS, AZ, CA, CO, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY)
- Since 1988, the Center for Schools and Communities (CSC) has been committed to improving outcomes for children and families through training, technical assistance, program evaluation, research and resource development. The Center’s work focuses on prevention and intervention initiatives operated by schools, organizations and agencies serving children, youth and families.
- The National Association for Family, Schools, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE) is the only professional association dedicated solely to those who spend each and every day making family engagement happen–those who advance high impact practices, promote evidence-based policies, and strive to engage all families in the development of their children.