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Introducing the Children's Institute Impact Initiative

To advance Children's Institute's efforts to ensure the success of every child, the Impact Initiative will:

  • Increase the impact of Children's Institute's work to infuse evidence-based practices into child-focused initiatives
  • Enable additional insightful research
  • Close common research-to-practice gaps
  • Support strategic additions to staff
  • Foster greater awareness
  • Build capacity within the collaborative community
  • Advocate for prudent changes in public policy

For every one-point increase in a child's SEL skills in kindergarten, they were:

  • 54% more likely to graduate from high school
  • 2X as likely to graduate from college
  • 45% more likely to have a full-time job at age 25
Damon E. Jones, Ph.D., Mark Greenberg, Ph.D., and Max Crowley, Ph.D.

GROW screening % referred for help:
1 in 5 – Vision
1 in 4 – Developmental
1 in 9 – Dental    
1 in 16 – Social/emotional development

GROW-Rochester 2017-2018


thartmann [at] (Terry E. Hartmann, CMA)
Director of Finance and Operations

charper [at] (Cindy Harper, MBA)
Senior Development Manager