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Education & Youth

FSG’s Education & Youth team partners with nonprofits, foundations, corporations, school systems, government agencies, and multi-actor collaboratives to bring about social impact and change. Our team focuses on strategy development, collective impact, learning and evaluation, business planning, research, and knowledge creation. Our work spans early learning, K–12, and post-secondary education, as well as youth development and parent/community engagement.

Education & Youth Projects


  • P-16 system reform: Aligning education systems and policies, from preschool to K–12, higher education, and workforce entry.
  • Innovation and school choice: Unleashing the potential of technology and ensuring that a range of high-quality school options exist to meet the needs of all students.
  • Student success: Helping more students across the education pipeline attend quality schools, achieve at high levels, and attain degrees.
  • System and school effectiveness: Building the capacity of schools, school districts, post-secondary institutions, and state agencies in areas such as human capital, performance management, and student support services.
  • Youth development and support: Ensuring that youth have their basic needs met, have access to quality out-of-school programs, and receive the support of engaged and informed parents and communities.
  • Corporate involvement in education: Developing shared value and philanthropic strategies, evaluation approaches, and signature philanthropic programs for corporations to support public education.

Our board really appreciated engaging with FSG to perform a comprehensive strategic planning project. The team was knowledgeable, creative, and responsive. We came away with strong, actionable recommendations, and felt like it was a great investment of our limited funds. I would definitely recommend them to others!
Susan Dawson, Executive Director, E3 Alliance
FSG let us be very involved all along the way and they were open to our feedback. That collaboration made us feel very confident that we would not end up with an evaluation that in some way could be misread. They were very collaborative, very responsible, and very responsive.
Lisa Goldschmidt, Director, Digital
Student Achievement Partners

How We Work

  • Customized consulting: Providing strategy, business planning, and implementation support.
  • Impact-focused evaluation: Designing evaluation systems and conducting evaluations to improve decision making and performance.
  • Cutting edge research: Developing and disseminating fresh insights, knowledge briefs, and practical tools to improve sector effectiveness.
  • Advancing collective impact: Developing and supporting multi-stakeholder initiatives to align education systems and supporting community actors to improve youth outcomes.

Research and Tools