The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Service programs, service-learning and experiential education; university-community partnerships; program evaluation; evaluation of advocacy programs
During more than two decades at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Lawrence Bailis has taught courses for MPP students on citizen leadership and service as well as advocacy and community organizationHe has also taught courses for, MBA students and undergraduates, both of which involve partnerships with the community, and a PhD level course on welfare and poverty.
He has conducted research at the Center for Youth and Communities and several other Heller research centers for numerous federal, state, and local agencies, as well as nonprofit organizations and foundations. His current and recently completed research includes evaluations of a federally funded program to create school-community partnerships in the Bronx, several privately funded advocacy efforts to promote increase utilization of free meals for youth in the summer, a Gates foundation-funded efforts to promote acess to higher education, and a corporate effort to promote financial literacy education. He has also served as director of the Eli J Segal Citizen Leadership Program and currently serves as as the Brandeis representative on the Waltham Partnership for Youth, where he is the clerk of the board.
He is also Chair of the boards of directors of the Massachusetts Service Alliance and tan executive committee member of the board of the Jewish Funds for Justice.
Harvard University, Ph.D.
Harvard University, M.A.
Cornell University, B.A.
Awards and Honors
Member, Visiting Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, Mount Ida College (2008)
Named Faculty Fellow to Promote Community Engagement by Massachusetts Campus Compact (2007)
Member, Service Learning Leaders Circle (2006)
Named John Glenn Fellow for Study of University-Community Relationships (2004)
Voted one of the three most influential researchers in service-learning field (with Alan Melchior) (2004)
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