Community-driven leadership development in education, health, and employment.

Capacity Building

IEL builds the capacity of child- and youth-serving systems and organizations by delivering research- and practice-based professional development opportunities.

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Capacity Building

Capacity Building

Youth Service Professionals Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (YSPs/KSAs) Initiative

The YSP/KSAs are the key competencies that adults need to work directly with youth, including youth with disabilities. Interactive YSP/KSA training sessions equip staff to support transition-age youth (ages 14–26) to reach their educational, employment, and independent living goals. 


Early Childhood Education Collaborative

The Leadership Institutes provide opportunities for co-learning about effective strategies for crossing boundaries and creating strong linkages with families, early childhood programs, community schools, libraries, public health services and other community resources.