Below please find references, including books, articles, research publications, and other media, related to our mission, strategy, and approach.

On Social Investing and Performance Management

On Social and Emotional Skills

Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning,

The Future of Children: Social and Emotional Learning, May 31, 2017

Navigating Social and Emotional Learning from the Inside Out: Looking Inside and Across 25 Leading SEL Programs: A Practical Resource for Schools and OST Providers (Elementary School Focus), Harvard Graduate School of Education, May 2, 2017


Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students, Zaretta Hammond

How to Change the Story about Students of Color, Dena Simmons

Framing Social and Emotional Learning among African-American Youth: Toward an Integrity-Based Approach, Robert J. Jagers

“Social and Emotional Learning” Dr. Robin Stern.

Building Academic Success on Social and Emotional Learning: What does the research say? J.Zins, Editor, 2004

Promoting Social and Emotional Learning: Guidelines for Educators. Maurice Elias, 1997

“The Impact of Enhancing Students’ Social and Emotional Learning: A Meta-Analysis of School-based Interventions”, Durlak et al. Child Development, Janaury/February 2011.

“Social and Emotional Learning in Schools from Programs to Strategies,” S.Jones and S. Bouffard, Society for Research in Child Development. Social Policy Report, volume 26, number 24, 2012

Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Measuring SEL

“Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century.”  National Research Council. Committee on Defining Deeper Learning and 21st Century Skills, J.W. Pellegrino and M.L.Hilton, Editors, 2012. 

Promoting Desirable Outcomes Among Culturally and Ethnically Diverse Children in Social Emotional
Learning Programs: a Multilevel Heuristic Model. P. Garner et al. Educational Psychology Review, 2014 

“Can Teachers Promote Student Self-Control?” D. Willingham. American Educator, 2011 

Readiness for College: The Role of Non-Cognitive factors, Chicago Consortium on School Research 

Education Week

"Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance: Critical Factors for Success in the 21st Century," Draft, U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology, February 2013

Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Skills Every Child Needs, Ellen Galinsky, 2010

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck, 2007

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, Paul Tough, 2012

"Reading, Math and Grit," The New York Times, Nocera, September 2012

This American Life, [audio clips], contributor Paul Tough, 2012

"For Kids, Self-Control Factors Into Future Success, [audio clip], Nancy Shute, 2011

"What if the Secret to Success is Failure?", The New York Times, Paul Tough, 2011

"True Grit: Can Perseverance be Taught?" [video clip], TEDxTalks, Angela Lee Duckworth, 2009

The Duckworth Lab at University of Pennsylvania

"Can the Right Kinds of Play Teach Self Control?", New York Times Magazine, Paul Tough, 2009

On Family and Community Engagement

On Achievement Gap for Children from Low-Income Families

On Children in Bridgeport, Connecticut