The University of Minnesota REACH Center is focused on conducting applied research and evaluation to inform the design and implementation of community and systems strategies to enhance the lives of children, youth, and families.


What We Do

The REACH Center utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach integrating both Research and Outreach to support those who work with and on behalf of children, youth, and families. Through our three-fold approach, we provide empirical research that identifies and addresses key issues impacting children, youth, and families and the programs that serve them, and offer outreach and professional development through online resources.

Who We Are


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