Hope Street Group represents a different way of thinking and acting on public policy. Fiercely bipartisan and relentlessly focused on evidence and results, we consider ourselves a coalition of the reasonable, welcoming members of all political stripes.
We focus on the structural underpinnings of our economy: education, health and employment. We need an excellent educational system to ensure future generations can compete. We need to realign economics of the health system to control costs, improve care, and promote prevention. And we need to get the unemployed back to work.
Hope Street Group promotes collaborative problem solving and brings thinkers together from every corner of the country.
Here’s how we work:
Crowd-Source: We convene politicians and practitioners in-person and online, giving them a safe space to share ideas with each other and learn from reformers.
Catalyze, Test and Hone: We test our ideas in the real world, gathering feedback and data, assessing results and honing projects.
Document and Disseminate: We share and aggressively promote the best ideas, putting actionable plans for reform into the hands of those with the will and the power to implement them.
In my classroom, a poster with a map of North America states “we are not alone.” Every day, I remind my students that they are, in fact, “not alone in the world,” meaning they are a part of a global community.Read More
Most Americans will agree that the youth unemployment rate—currently over 16% for 16-to-24-year-olds, not including underemployment—is unacceptably high. Yet, it’s much harder to find consensus on the reasons why more young people aren’t finding meaningful, sustainable work.Read More