Bridging the Gap

February 4, 2016

Urban Institute

4C President/CEO Vanessa Freytag is among those invited by the Washington, D.C.-based Urban Institute to take part in the Bridging the Gap Project. The project is trying to better understand the challenges and success of serving parents at the intersection of improving their own education and training while meeting the child care needs of their children.

As a way to encourage more national discussion about this topic, Freytag will be one of the experts taking part in a web-based policy debate on Feb. 8-10. This forum on the Urban Institute’s website provides a platform for discussion about social and economic policy issues and challenges.

In addition, she’ll participate with other area experts in a national discussion in Washington this spring.

The Urban Institute, founded in 1968, conducts economic and social policy research to understand and solve real-world challenges in a rapidly urbanizing environment. Urban Institute scholars blend academic rigor with on-the-ground collaboration, teaming with policymakers, community leaders, practitioners, and the private sector to diagnose problems and find solutions.