Positive Coaching Alliance: Bringing SEL Training to 400,000 Youth Sports Coaches

More than forty million young people play sports each year. Combining physical activity, play, and collaboration, sports have near-limitless potential to help young athletes develop social and emotional skills like grit, empathy, and teamwork. 


Deborah’s Place: Confronting Homelessness Across Chicago

COVID-19 affects everyone—but it doesn’t affect everyone equally. People experiencing homelessness are particularly vulnerable to the pandemic’s consequences. In the midst of this crisis, Deborah’s Place continues to offer women* experiencing homelessness the stable housing, wraparound ...


Announcing SCE’s Youth Voice Challenge Partners

When we announced our Tech and Society Youth Voice Challenge last winter, we sought the answer to a single question: How can young people inspire their peers to use technology in healthy ways and make digital ...


How has COVID-19 impacted young people?

The COVID-19 pandemic has completely upended the lives of young people. Just a few months ago, we lamented the overscheduling of youth who spent hours of time on extracurriculars and homework after jam-packed school days. Almost ...


Report for America: Strengthening Local News in the Era of COVID-19

In the era of COVID-19, local news coverage is more important than ever. Report for America is making that coverage possible. Across the nation, millions of young students are switching to online learning in response to ...


What Can We Learn from COVID-19? Reflections from the SCE Community

In a recent essay in the Guardian, author Rebecca Solnit reflects on what we can learn from this current moment. “The outcome of disasters is not foreordained,” she states. “It’s a conflict, one that takes place ...


Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis

As COVID-19 continues to spread, the work of nonprofits has never been more in peril. According to GuideStar, less than half of nonprofits maintain one month of operating reserves. As donations dry up, many organizations are ...


COVID-19: Resources for Educators, Nonprofits, Parents, and Kids

Whether you’re a teacher figuring out how to build a remote classroom for third-graders, a nonprofit transitioning to virtual programming, or a parent getting used to having kids around 24/7, COVID-19 presents a slew of new ...

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