The Center for Youth and Communities

Contact Us

The Center for Youth and Communities
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Brandeis University
415 South Street, MS 035
Waltham, MA 02453
Tel: 781-736-4835

For general inquiries or to learn more, please contact:
Lanni Isenberg, Office Manager/Executive Assistant to Director Susan P. Curnan or 781-736-4835


Maps of Eastern Massachusetts and Waltham area

Brandeis University is located at 415 South Street in Waltham, Massachusetts, just nine miles west of Boston on a 235-acre suburban campus. The Heller School is located adjacent to the Tower parking lot at the highest point of campus along the peripheral road. The Security Gatehouse at the Brandeis University main entrance can provide you with a parking pass and directions.

Visit the Brandeis web site for driving directions and an interactive campus map.


  • Please stop at the Welcome Booth at the front of the Brandeis campus, South Street entrance.
  • Request a guest Parking Pass for the Heller School. A campus parking and safety officer will issue a Blue Zone pass to hang from your rearview mirror.
  • Follow the campus Loop Road signs to the Heller School (Upper Campus).
  • Look for Blue parking.
    • Note: You will not be able to park in the gated lot, so we recommend that you park in the earliest available space in a Blue Zone area or on the Loop Road.
    • The Heller School is on the left side of the Loop Road, after the Bus Stop shelter.
    • Heller is across the street from the Mandel Center for the Humanities and the Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex.
  • Park anywhere there's blue zone parking after the bus stop.
  • There’s parking along the road and in a small lot just before Heller on the left (after the bus stop) and after Heller, also on the left. (General parking in the Tower Lot across from the Heller Building is allowed after 2:30pm on weekdays.)
  • Our offices are located on the 3rd Floor of the Heller building. [The building name is posted on both front entrances.]
  • Enter any door to the building.
  • Go to Floor 3. Take the stairs to Floor 3 and walk toward the center of the building OR take the elevator to Floor 3. Our offices are outside the elevator lobby on Floor 3.