Our Work

Our mission is ambitious: to help make evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of education from preschool through high school.

As a thought leader, field builder, and advocate, CASEL uniquely spans three worlds:

Research develops, synthesizes, and disseminates evidence documenting the impact of social and emotional learning.

Practice demonstrates what is possible in classrooms, schools, and communities that prioritize SEL — including our work with partner districts.

Policy helps pave the way for SEL practices that are scalable and sustainable, setting a new standard for high-quality education in the United States.

Our strategic plan lays out a blueprint for reaching these goals.

Across research, practice, and policy, collaboration is at the root of what we do and how we do it. Through collaboration, CASEL leverages collective expertise and experiences to achieve ambitious goals and maximize impact for students.