Strong schools pave the way for a lifetime of success. Educators, researchers, parents, and policymakers are all asking: How can education be transformed to improve opportunities for all students, especially in the face of fewer resources? This question is especially important as education systems strive to help students find academic and career success after high school.

Harder+Company works with schools and their community partners to assess the impact of initiatives that support academic achievement, college preparedness, and youth leadership, particularly ones that improve opportunities for low-income youth. We help clients explore how communities and families involve themselves in schools, how community agencies become part of service networks for student development and wellbeing, and how different approaches to learning strengthen knowledge and skills.