About Us


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 SF State, other higher educational institutions and the community
  • To foster research and scholarly work


The Marian Wright Edelman Institute is supported by San Francisco State University and funding from San Francisco’s Office of Early Care and Education, the Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, the San Francisco Foundation, First Five San Francisco, Jumpstart national (Americorps), the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation. Previous funders include: San Francisco’s Department of Children, Youth and their Families, San Francisco’s Human Services Agency, the California Wellness Foundation, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, and the David B. Gold Fund.


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