With the inauguration of the Marian Wright Edelman Institute for the Study of Children, Youth and Families in 1997, San Francisco State University brought together its best scholars and students to address the ever changing needs for children, youth and families. Today, the Institute continues to serve as a powerful tool of outreach, advocacy and research.
The Mission of the Marian Wright Edelman Institute is three-fold:
- To support campus and citywide efforts to improve the quality of early childhood education
- To promote collaboration among faculty and partnerships between SFSU, other higher educational institutions, and the community
- To foster research and scholarly work