Mom and dad giving piggy back rides to two children

Center for Public Partnerships and Research

Optimizing the well-being of children, youth, and families


Who is CPPR?

We partner with communities and organizations—like state agencies, non-profits, coalitions, and local service providers—to create a happy and healthy world where families thrive. Our partners turn to us to problem solve, use data for good, and develop and leverage relationships to transform the system.

CPPR Impact

30+
Current Grants
100+
Communities utilize CPPR solutions
10
States benefit from CPPR partnerships

The latest from CPPR

Participants in "Camping with the Commissioner" at Tuttle Creek participated in a variety of activities including this hiking trip.

Thousands of Kansas families connect with free learning experiences

Change Makers: CPPR is known for translating ideas into action. CPPR connected with a variety of state agencies and organizations across Kansas to bring the Sunflower Summer program to life. It began as an idea in a conference room, and in less than two months it became a fully implemented program…
Baby and mom laying down and playing

Thriving Families, Safer Children: A new opportunity for systems transformation

Change Makers: Our partner acceleration work with Thriving Families, Safer Children allows us to collaborate with Kansas leaders to help transform our child welfare system into a child well-being system, focused on strengthening families and building resiliency, rather than separating families.
Our Tomorrows

Our Tomorrows shares innovative practices with the world

Change Makers: Our Tomorrows, a CPPR Venture Studio project, creates change by elevating Kansans’ voices so they can shape our state’s policies and practices. They were recently invited to share their innovative practices with the world via an OPSI case study. Check it out below.
Mom working on her laptop on the kitchen table. Toddler stands next to her. They are both wearing masks.

CPPR’s Role in COVID-19 Response Efforts

Better World: When COVID-19 turned our lives upside down, CPPR was enlisted to help our most vulnerable residents. Our strong relationships and ability to quickly pivot allowed us to collaborate with state partners in developing time-sensitive responses in support of families, essential workers,…