Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is the nation’s leading organization advancing the development of academic, social and emotional competence for all students. Our mission is to help make evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of education from preschool through high school. Through research, practice and policy, CASEL collaborates to ensure all students become knowledgeable, responsible, caring and contributing members of society.

Board of Directors, Staff and Consultants

CASEL's team includes our Board of Directors, staff headquartered in Chicago, and consultants throughout our collaborating districts and the United States. Learn more about our people.

Research Advisory Group

We also engage and convene experts who provide critical advice and guidance on our research in the field of social and emotional learning. Learn more about our research collaborators.

Funders and Growth Partners

CASEL relies on philanthropies, government agencies and individuals to advance our mission and expand our work across the United States. Learn more about our donors.

Zins and O'Brien Awards

We bestow two awards in memory of Mary Utne O'Brien and Joseph E. Zins, late CASEL collaborators who exemplified excellence in expanding the research and evidence-based practice of SEL. Learn more about our awards.


The Forum is CASEL's signature event. Held at least every two years, the Forum convenes researchers, practitioners and policymakers across the field of education to discuss the state of SEL in the United States. Learn more about the Forum.