Founded: 1994

To enhance children's success in school and life by promoting coordinated, evidence-based social, emotional, and academic learning as an essential part of education from preschool though high school.

About the Organization:
CASEL (the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) was founded by Daniel Goleman, the author of Emotional Intelligence, and educator/philanthropist Eileen Rockefeller Growald to promote social and emotional learning (SEL), the process through which children acquire the skills to recognize and manage emotions, develop caring and concern for others, make responsible decisions, establish positive relationships, and handle challenging situations effectively. In addition to gathering, analyzing, and synthesizing scientific research to demonstrate the benefits of SEL, CASEL provides SEL practitioners and school administrators with the guidelines, tools, information, and support they need to improve and expand their programs.

Current Programs:
CASEL's current efforts include educational leadership development, an implementation guide and toolkit, research on SEL impacts, and participation in the Illinois Collaborating Sites Project taking place in nine model schools. CASEL also publishes books and articles and recommends program curricula.

Web Site:
The CASEL site provides a checklist of SEL competence skills, assessment tools, feedback from educators, professional-development opportunities, links to books and videos, recommended readings, other resources, and information for families. The site also features CASEL's newest publications, completed projects, and the Connections newsletter.

CASEL is supported primarily by government and foundation grants.

Contact: Jeanne Osgood, Communications Coordinator
Phone: (312) 413-1008
Fax: (312) 355-4480

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