Scientist & Lecturer
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Youth and communities: college access and success for low-income youth, positive youth development within a context of asset-based community development
Aging: intergenerational programs, supportive housing
Susan Lanspery is a scientist at the Center for Youth and Communities in the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University (http://cyc.brandeis.edu). Susan has conducted evaluations, managed research and demonstration programs, and provided technical assistance for more than 25 years. Her work during the last ten years has focused on college access and success for underrepresented young people and on positive youth development. She is currently co-managing the evaluations of YouthBuild USA’s Postsecondary Pathways Initiative and the Nellie Mae Education Foundation's Project Compass initiative. She is the project manager for the 2012 Walmart Foundation Summer Youth Employment Initiative. She has managed or co-managed the evaluations of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Community College Transfer Initiative, the GE Foundation’s College Bound program, and a retrospective evaluation of the Rhode Island College Crusade. She has also examined programs emphasizing empowerment and leadership development for youth workers and youth; school-to-career programs for out-of-school youth; and skill-building youth initiatives.
Susan holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon and a Doctorate from Brandeis University.
Brandeis University, Ph.D.
University of Oregon, B.A.
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