The Student Success Network (SSN) is a rapidly growing network of 50 youth development and education organizations committed to empowering NYC’s low-income middle-and high-school students with the social-emotional learning (SEL) capacities they need to succeed in college and career. Since launching in AY 2013-14, SSN members have been refining measurement tools and an inquiry process to better understand SEL and improve the ways in which they support students. SSN members believe that a disciplined, collective approach to solving shared challenges accelerates progress so that more students receive the support they need and deserve.
"Our Continuous Improvement work gives us the opportunity to be thoughtful about our processes and our goals."
"We were able to look at the results from the SSN pre-survey as well as anecdotal evidence, and developed a problem-solving protocol with our young people that spoke directly and authentically to challenges they were facing."
"It feels like a big non-profit family. You get to know people and really understand the improvements they are making in their organizations."
"There is a lot of grey area in our work, so it's really helpful to have an opportunity to step back and think about how we can improve our process systematically."
"It's an excellent opportunity to interface with other people in the space, share best practices and learn from others who have similar challenges."