Knowledge Center

Explore the topics below to learn about Wallace’s strategies for promoting change, discover research reports and practical tools, and find information about our grantees.
Primary Topics

 School Leadership

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Principals are key to turning around city schools. Districts, universities and states all play major roles in helping them succeed.

 After School

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Coordinating the work of nonprofits, schools, parks and other groups can strengthen learning and enrichment for kids beyond the school day.

 Arts Education

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School districts can work with cultural organizations and other groups to provide more and better arts education to all kids.

 Summer and Expanded Learning

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School districts and nonprofits can “think outside the clock” to give kids more time for learning during summer and the school year.

 Building Audiences for the Arts

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Arts organizations and state policies can help foster new audiences for the arts – enriching the lives of more people.

 Advancing Philanthropy

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Foundations have a vital role to play in nurturing and spreading innovations needed to solve major public problems.
Other Topics

 Adult Literacy

Libraries can help more adults learn to read by making literacy classes more accessible.


Public and school libraries can offer youngsters everything from job skills to homework help.

 School Counseling

The school counselor’s office can be a crucial part of the student learning equation.

 Teacher Recruitment

School aides and other non-traditional candidates have the potential to be great teachers.

 Urban Parks

Forming partnerships is one way to help restore an essential of healthy city living: parks.
We develop and test promising ideas on the ground, study the results, research related issues – and share what we’ve learned broadly to help improve children’s lives.