Collaborative Learning Solutions is committed to challenging the status quo in education and interrupting predictable outcomes for marginalized youth. We intentionally disrupt antiquated thinking. We practice humility, recognizing we don’t always have the answers and committing to a process of lifelong learning. Most importantly, we focus relentlessly on building relationships with our clients. We are a national leader in providing innovative school climate solutions.


We believe that complex problems require integrated solutions that involve evidence-based methodologies and practices, and focus on building internal and local capacity. Toward that end, we have partnered with hundreds of schools, districts, and educational agencies across the nation to support building customized systems around Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) that braid district initiatives together and represent the best approaches to education.




School Sites





Resulting In


Reduced Suspensions


Reduced Expulsions


Improved Attendance


Our Story


Out of persistent ambition and a relentless pursuit of marginalized youth, Dr. Jon Eyler founded Collaborative Learning Solutions (CLS) in 2010 with the primary goal of changing the life outcomes of youth with emotional and/or behavioral disorders. The vehicle was the implementation of a unique and innovative cognitive-based program based on his scholarship and research at the University of Southern California (USC).

The company launched a unique partnership with a single school district to implement the C5 program for students with a history of behavioral challenges. C5 focuses on developing authentic, positive relationships between staff and students, targeted cognitive skill-development and a shared problem-solving approach. The goal of the initial partnership was to establish the C5 program over a three-year collaboration and build local capacity to transfer ownership of the program back to the district.

Today, CLS partners with multiple agencies throughout California to implement the C5 model, evaluate existing programs specializing in meeting the needs of the most challenging students, and provide professional learning and instructional coaching to program providers. In addition to the C5 program, CLS offers comprehensive and innovative school climate solutions to improve outcomes for ALL students.




Our Mission

What drives our team every single day is our mission: to change the trajectory of our marginalized youth by unlocking opportunities through partnerships with educational and social service agencies to address system improvements.