Center for Human Potential and Public Policy (CHPPP)

The way parents participate in their children’s development differs largely depending on the family's economic status, and the engagement gap between economically advantaged and disadvantaged families appears to be growing over time along key dimensions.  Gifts to CHPPP support research, training, and programming devoted to understanding the ways that public policy can invest in parents so they can better invest in their children. Toward that end, CHPPP is developing and launching a series of field experiments designed to test new and innovative ways to support parents' engagement in their young children's learning. We are collaborating on these projects with key social service agencies, policy makers, and thought leaders at the local and national level.