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The Center for Policy, Research, and Evaluation is studying a cohort of five leading youth-serving organizations to better understand relationships among racial identity formation, culturally responsive and sustaining education (CSRE), and the healthy and holistic development of less economically advantaged and BIPOC students. This study examines how this cohort of organizations enact cultural solutions to educational problems and how those practices support developmental outcomes such as racial identity development and social emotional well-being. Using a qualitative case study design, PRE will explore these organizations’ design features, their practices, activities, philosophies and theories of change that promote CRSE, racial identity and other indicators of positive development. In collaboration with the organizations and a youth advisory board, PRE will develop indicators of promising CRSE practices that can be measured and scaled to help redesign educational systems and solutions for less economically advantaged and BIPOC students.