At the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, we envision all children and adults as self-aware, caring, responsible, engaged, and lifelong learners who work together to achieve their goals and create a more inclusive, just world. How? Through a commitment to SEL.

What We Do

The “C” in CASEL stands for “Collaborative”: It’s both who we are and how we work. We’ve formed a community—spanning classrooms to statehouses—to make social and emotional learning (SEL) part of a high-quality and equitable education for all.

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The "Together for SEL" pledge

How We Started

From the seed of an idea in 1994, we have brought together a multidisciplinary network that includes researchers, educators, practitioners, and child advocates across the country who are passionately committed to SEL for all students.

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Our People

Our team of staff and consultants share the belief that with SEL we can provide an education that all young people deserve.

Join the Team

Are you driven by CASEL’s mission to make SEL part of all students’ education? We’re always looking for talented people to join our team.

Our Board of Directors

CASEL is guided by a committed group of individuals who represent various disciplines and areas of expertise.

Our Supporters

CASEL is fortunate to partner with visionary philanthropic partners who share our commitment to support millions of students with SEL.

CASEL Awards

As a collaborative, we encourage outstanding achievement in the SEL field. Each year, we celebrate individuals who have made remarkable contributions in SEL research, policy, and implementation.

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