We gather and analyze the best emerging data on how kids are doing in our state, then turn that information into action on issues like poverty, hunger, health care, and education.

Too often, the data points to an alarming truth echoed by parents, teachers and other leaders in communities of color: Washington isn’t a place where every child has an equal chance to thrive.

Information is power. Equipped with facts, people can make a huge difference. That’s why we seek a dialogue between what the data says and what communities know about kids – a dialogue particularly about the disparate life prospects for kids in diverse communities.

By pairing hard data with personal stories, we can give policymakers and the public the knowledge they need to remove the barriers kids face to brighter, freer, more equal futures.