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Inequality is prevalent in health, education, justice, and technology — in our own backyard and around the globe. Enriching opportunities that engender positive outcomes are distributed inequitably to children and youth in our communities. To bring groundbreaking, rigorous research and collaborative engagement to bear on this challenge, the Institute’s current theme is “Unraveling Inequality, Expanding Opportunity.”

What does this mean for the year ahead? The Institute’s work will unite around understanding and advancing solutions to the challenge of inequality in its multiple forms and contexts.

Unraveling Inequality, Expanding Opportunity


Watch this space for news, events, and projects related to IHDSC's commitment to unraveling inequality and expanding opportunity.

IHDSC Seed Award Program

The Institute of Human Development and Social Change announced its 16th call for seed award applications! IHDSC is committed to funding new projects that bridge multiple domains of expertise and further the mission of the Institute.

Perspectives on A Roadmap To Reducing Child Poverty

Dr. J. Lawrence Aber and Dr. Benard Dreyer served on the expert committee and co-authored A Roadmap to Reducing Childhood Poverty. On Wednesday, October 30th, Drs. Aber and Dreyer offered their perspectives on the report and discussed the proposed policies and programs with Jennifer Jones-Austin and Dr. Xavier de Souza Briggs.

Partnering to Improve Afterschool

What role can afterschool programs play in addressing inequality and promoting opportunities? The Advancing Collaborative Research in Out-of-School Settings (ACROSS) partnership represents a unique partnership between researchers from The Institute of Human Development and Social Change and Good Shepherd Services. Read a Q&A with Dr. Miranda Yates, Dr. Elise Cappella, and Sophia Hwang.