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The SEL & Mental Health Academy is the product of a close collaboration between two Massachusetts-based organizations recognized for their commitment to improving student outcomes and the quality of their services and resources.  


EDC is an internationally recognized leader in designing and implementing programs to improve outcomes in education as well as in mental and behavioral health. Over the past 60 years, we have supported thousands of school- and community-based practitioners working to improve the health and well-being of students nationwide. Our experts have experience working with state and local education agencies, schools, and community coalitions to translate current research on student SEL and mental into action.


Transforming Education is known for embracing a data-informed, research-based approach to improving social and emotional skills and mindsets in adults and students. Since its launch in 2013, it has partnered with more than 1500 school systems in 21 states to design and support systems and structures that incorporate research-based practices, including the CA CORE Districts, the Excellence through Social-Emotional Learning (exSEL) Network in MA, and over sixty schools throughout the U.S. for the New School Venture Fund partnership.