The Marian Wright Edelman Institute for the Study of Children, Youth and Families

The Marian Wright Edelman Institute for the Study of Children, Youth, and Families at San Francisco State University brings together faculty, community members, and students to address the ever-changing needs of children, youth, and families. The institute serves as a powerful tool for outreach, advocacy, and research. The mission of the institute is:

  • To promote collaboration among faculty, and to create public outreach, social advocacy, and other partnerships between SF State and the community.
  • To promote and facilitate community outreach and partnerships with individuals, agencies, and institutions to improve the quality of life for children, youth, and families through education, social services, and health delivery projects.
  • To foster research and scholarly work.
  • The University's long, productive history of attracting grants and contracts for the study of children, youth, and families has included funding from government agencies and private foundations. Through innovative partnerships between the community and the University, and by bringing together SF State colleges and departments, the institute enhances San Francisco State's prospects for continuing creative research and civic engagement.

For further information about the Institute, contact the Institute office at (415) 405–3925. Location: HSS 258