Who We Are

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

We are problem-solvers with a measurable track record of excellence in public policy solutions.

We use advanced data analytics, rigorous research, and strong, lasting collaborations with government and private-sector partners to design meaningful and measurable policy solutions which improve equity and economic opportunity for all American families.​

We draw from a network of expert researchers from universities across the country to form partnerships and deliver expertise and proven results.

“I alone cannot change the world…but I can cast a stone across the water…to create many ripples.”​

Mother Teresa


Jonelle Ahiligwo

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”

Aldous Huxley

Mintaka Angell

Susan Athey

Anthony Bald

Lint Barrage

Zak Campbell

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”

Peter Drucker

Ian Chin

Eric Chyn

Sammy Gold

Justine Hastings

Mark Howison

“What gets measured gets managed.”

Peter Drucker

Sarah Inman

Victoria Kidd

Ted Lawless

Margarita Machelett

Francesco Maria Esposito​

“A point of view can be a dangeroust thing when substituted for insight and understanding.”

Marshall McLuhan

Jonah Rockoff

Amy O'Hara

Michael Sielski

Miraj Shah

Jesse Shapiro

“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.”

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

John Ucles

“If we have data, let’s look at data.  If all we have are opinions, let’s go with mine.”

Jim Barksdale

Diego Verdugo

Preston White

April Yee

“To clarify, add data.”

Edward R. Tufte

Seth Zimmerman


“In God we trust; all others must bring data.”

William Edwards Deming


“An investment in knowledge always pays the highest returns.”

Benjamin Franklin