The 2023 AIR Equity Initiative annual report features stories, data, and project highlights from our efforts to build bridges toward a more equitable world, where all communities and people can thrive.
AIR Announces New CEO, Board Chair
Jessica Heppen, a researcher and expert in education policy and practice, is AIR’s seventh President and CEO. Lawrence Bobo, the Dean of Social Science at Harvard University, is the new chair of the AIR Board of Directors.
Our mission is to generate and use rigorous evidence that contributes to a better, more equitable world.
Learn about our values, our history, and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
AIR Equity Initiative
AIR is making a five-year, $100M+ investment in behavioral and social science research and technical assistance to address the underlying causes of systemic inequities and increase opportunities for people and communities.
Spotlight on Our Work
Research & Program Evaluation
AIR conducts rigorous research and evaluations that provide important information about the effectiveness of programs and policies in the U.S. and across the globe.
We work shoulder-to-shoulder with clients to help them build capacity and transform systems to achieve better outcomes for those they serve.
Data Science and Technology
AIR uses data and technology to help our clients and communities identify challenges, find solutions, and make information usable and easily accessible.
Survey Design and Administration
Our experts can help government agencies and organizations develop, administer, and analyze surveys that create reliable, actionable data.
Why Community Members are Vital Partners for Transforming Public Safety Research into Action
The AIR Equity Initiative's Pathways to Peace public symposium brought together youth justice and public safety leaders who shared , evidence and insights on honoring and empowering communities to create sustainable change. Explore five key takeaways from the event.
IN THE FIELD
Challenges and Opportunities of Evaluating Whole-Child Approaches
Every year, City Year recruits a diverse group of Student Success Coaches, ages 18-25, to deliver its holistic Whole School Whole Child (WSWC) model. Juliette Berg and David Osher discuss AIR's five-year evaluation of the model's challenges and opportunities.