Our Work

Our mission is ambitious: to help make evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of education from preschool through high school.

As CASEL embarks on the next steps of our journey to make evidence-based SEL an integral part of preschool through high school education, we are experiencing an almost unprecedented moment of unrest and awakening in our country.

Based on our more than 20 years of experience, our role is clear. Fueled by collaboration and science, we will facilitate and promote the continued adoption and implementation of systemic, high-quality, integrated social, emotional, and academic learning. CASEL will focus on three core, integrated strategies in the next three years:

  • Learn, combining the wisdom of leading scientists, practitioners, and policy makers
  • Support, broadly sharing this know-how through enhanced, practical, how-to tools and trainings
  • Communicate, both to build broader understanding and support for our work and raise awareness about our practical resources.

Across research, practice, and policy, collaboration is at the root of what we do and how we do it. Through collaboration, CASEL leverages collective expertise and experiences to achieve ambitious goals and maximize impact for students.