Marian Wright Edelman Institute

At the Marian Wright Edelman Institute, the University’s best students and scholars collaborate with community partners to address the ever-changing needs of children, youth and families. The institute serves as a powerful tool for outreach, advocacy and research.

Our Programs

Family Acceptance Project logo

Family Acceptance Project

The Family Acceptance Project is a community research, intervention and education initiative designed to study the impact of family acceptance and the rejection on the health, mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Results are used to help families provide support for LGBT youth, to develop appropriate interventions, programs and policies, and to train providers to improve the quality of service they receive. The project is funded by The California Endowment, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and individual donors.

SFSU shield

College Career Transition Project

CCT creates conditions and opportunities critical for successful transitions to higher education and sustainable careers. We offer programming tailored to the needs and interests of students, parents, teachers and administrators in core innovation areas:

  • College & Career Readiness
  • Restorative Practices
  • Parent/Family Involvement
  • Professional Development