Race and Opportunity Lab

Youth Development

We examine race, opportunity and social mobility with an emphasis on informing policies, interventions and intra-professional practice to improve place-based capacity to reduce inequality in adolescents’ healthy transition to adulthood. The first phase of work focuses on studies that establish baseline measures of regional capacity to ensure healthy youth development for all in the St. Louis region (city and county). Visit the Race and Opportunity Lab’s website.

Principal Investigator

Sean  Joe

Sean Joe

CSD Faculty Director; Washington University in St. Louis
Youth Development: Effective Transitions to Adulthood


Lissa Johnson

Lissa Johnson

CSD Associate Director; Director of Administration and Research;
Co-Director Financial Capability and Asset Building