The Children’s Partnership (TCP) is a California advocacy organization advancing child health equity through research, policy and community engagement.
All children – regardless of their race, ethnicity or place of birth – have the resources and opportunities they need to grow up healthy and thrive.
THE PILLARS OF OUR WORK
Advance an Equity Agenda for Children
As our society grows increasingly diverse, ensuring the health and well-being of all children becomes a critical priority for California and the rest of the nation. Our equity-driven agenda addresses health, social and economic disparities for children in order to pave the way to a more just, fair and inclusive society, where all children can reach their full potential.
Build and Elevate Partnerships
We believe that the most effective and sustainable solutions are those arising from shared ideas, approaches and resources. Because of this, we place partnerships at the heart of our work. This enables us to collaborate with and leverage a diverse network of strategic partners from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, to champion innovative programs and policies that help children thrive.
Drive Community-Informed Research & Policy
We serve as both an ally and a resource for underserved communities and actively learn about their needs in order to understand the many challenges facing kids and families. Such research lays the foundation for the policy recommendations, digital innovations and other community resources that we champion for both local implementation and national adoption.
Be the Leading Voice for Children
California is at the forefront of the changing demographics of the nation, and we champion policies and programs at the state level that will serve as a model for the nation in our collective efforts to support children. By applying a children’s lens to issues under consideration by policymakers, we serve as a resource for leaders and partners in our shared agenda to support the needs of our most vulnerable children.
Promote a Dynamic & Innovative Organizational Culture
By nature, our work is often fast-paced, high-pressured and politically challenging. We create a positive culture for our staff, wherein professional and personal development is supported, and organizational best practices are identified to improve both the quality of our work and the quality of our lives. We continuously reflect, learn, and grow as employees and as an organization to best advocate for the health and well-being of children.
WHY WE’RE DIFFERENT
We work at the intersection of research, policy, and community engagement to advocate on behalf of children, especially those from underserved communities. Read about the process behind our work.
The mission we work towards has made a difference in the lives of children in California and across the nation. See our results.
We advance a children’s equity agenda to enact and implement policies that provide all children, no matter their background, with the resources and opportunities they need to thrive. Learn more about our legislative and policy work.