The 20% Project helps city, state, and federal agencies, non profits, funders, and advocates pursue solutions that put the most vulnerable 20% of kids and families at the core of their work.

About the 20% Project

Government Systems — school districts, child welfare agencies, juvenile justice systems, and public housing authorities — are consistently failing 20% of their most vulnerable children and families. These “Students who Systems Fail the Most” (SSFMs) have special needs, are court-involved, live well below the poverty level and/or face unthinkable barriers to success. Statistically, they are likely to be students of color.

The 20% Project helps city, state, and federal agencies, non profits, funders, and advocates pursue solutions that put the most vulnerable 20% of kids and families at the core of their work. Designing solutions for the most vulnerable can not only erase inequities, it can also lead to breakthrough ideas to “lift all boats”.