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We believe in the promise of public education.

Who We Are

Turnaround for Children translates neuroscientific research into tools and strategies for schools serving students impacted by adversity, in order to accelerate healthy development and academic achievement.


The History of Turnaround for Children

Turnaround was founded in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, after a study co-authored by Dr. Pamela Cantor found more New York City school children traumatized by their experience of growing up in poverty than by what they had witnessed on that terrifying September day.

Turnaround believes that together, we can change the odds.


Engaged Students

Students highly engaged in learning with the skills to achieve to their full potential.


Equipped Educators

Teachers equipped with the practices to cultivate calm, engaging learning environments that foster healthy student development and academic achievement.


Safe, Supportive School Culture

Physically and emotionally safe schools that promote positive developmental relationships.


Nationwide Impact

Districts and schools across the country acknowledge the effects of adversity on learning, develop policies and use practices designed to address them.