Building national awareness for SEL and its impact
Advocating for state and local policies and funding to support SEL
Connecting local SEL stakeholders to share best practices


We’re launching a grassroots effort to promote and support high quality social emotional learning (SEL) throughout Iowa. 

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Upcoming SEL Events

Culture, Climate, and Community: Moving from Words to Equity in Action

Start date: March 17, 2020

End date: March 18, 2020

Location: New Brunswick, NJ

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This two-day event will feature keynote speakers, networking opportunities, and an action-based approach to building capacity and raising awareness for culturally responsive practice and processes that support the deconstruction and dismantling of institutional racism (e.g., increasing student agency and voice, engaging in conversations about race and racism) and integrating tenets of equity and student learning towards creating and/or sustaining equitable and welcoming school environments.

This conference is appropriate for school and district leadership/administrators, teachers, school psychologists, school counselors, student support services personnel, potential partners in this field, and other professionals working with or on behalf of students and families.

International SEL Day

Date: March 27, 2020

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The Urban Assembly and SEL4US invite communities across the globe to celebrate the importance of social emotional learning SEL on the first annual International SEL Day on March 27, 2020. Join individuals and organizations around the globe as we harness the power of SEL on the first ever International #SELday! Sign up now to showcase, promote, advocate for and support SEL.

SEL Impact

Educators Value SEL

Teachers are calling for schools to prioritize integrating SEL learning practices and strategies.

Principals Value SEL

Principals say SEL is essential, but want more guidance, training and support to teach these skills effectively.

SEL Yields Returns

On average, for every $1 invested in SEL programming, there is a return of $11.