What is the Safe and Supportive Learning Environments (SSLE) initiative?

The Funder's Collaborative, launched by the Trust in 2016, is the foundation for the organization's ongoing SSLE initiative.

Based on research that demonstrates strong connections between social-emotional learning (SEL) and academic engagement and achievement, the initiative partners with the Newark district and charter schools in integrating SEL into routine educational practice through a combination of grants, coaching, and peer learning.

The initiative has served 34 Newark schools so far.


Please read the landscape paper for more on this initiative.