Center for Youth and Communities

Reports and Publications

In the News

Meschede, T., Erickson Warfield, M., Hoover, M., & Haque, Z. (2021). “FIRST ® Longitudinal Study: Findings at 84-Month Follow-Up, Summary Report.” Waltham, MA Center for Youth and Communities, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University.

Susan P. Curnan, Op-Ed: "Time for an American Youth Congress?" MetroWest Daily News, February 14, 2021. 

Timeless Impact Reports

Curnan, S.P. and Hughes, D.M. (2020). Education Works: Advancing Career Readiness and Private Sector Navigation though Effective University-Employer Engagement, University Edition. USAID’s Building the Capacity for Youth Activity: Institutional Capacity Development Support for Ethiopian Institutions of Higher Education: Save the Children US and Center for Youth and Communities, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University.

Tyagi, S., Hughes, D.M., Tai, T., Curnan, S.P., and Burack, C. (2020). Education Works: Transferable Life Skills Trainers’ Guide and Curriculum, University Edition. (USAID’s Building the Capacity for Youth Activity: Institutional Capacity Development Support for Ethiopian Institutions of Higher Education). Save the Children US and Center for Youth and Communities, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University.

Tyagi, S., Burack, C., Hughes, D.M., Curnan, S.P. (2020). Education Works: Career Development Center Management Course (online), University Edition. USAID’s Building the Capacity for Youth Activity: Institutional Capacity Development Support for Ethiopian Institutions of Higher Education. Save the Children US and Center for Youth and Communities, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University.

Burack, C., Hughes, D.M., Tyagi, S., Curnan, S.P. (2020). Education Works: Assessment of Institutionalization of Student Employability and Career Development, University Edition. USAID’s Building the Capacity for Youth Activity: Institutional Capacity Development Support for Ethiopian Institutions of Higher Education: Save the Children US and Center for Youth and Communities, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University.

Curnan, S.P., and Teklu, A. (2019). Youth Livelihoods and Economic Opportunity: Investing for Impact in Higher Education and Private Sector Partnerships in Ethiopia. African Studies Association, Panel: Humanities Action, Livelihoods Sustainability and Human Well Being.

Melchior, A. (2019). Evaluation of 'Empowering Public Libraries to Become Science Resource Centers for their Communities'. Center for Youth and Communities, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University. Prepared for Cornerstones of Science and the Maine State Library.

Curnan, S.P., Hughes, D.M., and Haque, Z. (2018). Closing the Opportunity Gap: A New Norwalk Partnership Initiative. Report commissioned by the Per and Astrid Heidenreich Family Foundation.

Curnan, S., Hughes, D.M., Kingsley, C., et al. (2018). Results-Oriented Thinking and Action: Using Logic Models for Effective and Sustainable Student-Centered Learning Practice. For the Nellie Mae Education Foundation.

Curnan, S.P., Hughes, D.M., Lanspery, S., Singleton, S., LaCava, L., and O'Sullivan, K. (2015). Enough is Known for Action! Ready to Employ, Educate, and Support Youth Brandeis University Briefing - A Photo-Text Summary. Made possible by generous support from the Walmart Foundation. Waltham, Mass.: The Center for Youth and Communities.

LaCava, L.A., Lanspery, S., Curnan, S.P., and Hughes, D.M. (2015). Employment for Youth with Trauma Histories: Lessons from Research and Experience. From the series “Practical Advice Guides and Issue Briefs: Smart Strategies and Policies to Employ, Educate, and Support Youth in Employability Development Programs.” Made possible by generous support from the Walmart Foundation. Waltham, Mass.: The Center for Youth and Communities.

Curnan, S. P., Lanspery, S., LaCava, L. A., Kingsley, C., Hughes, D. M., Melchior, A., Dursin, S., Marcus, J., & Perlmutter, A. (2nd Edition, 2014). Practical Advice Guides: Smart Strategies to Employ, Educate, and Support Youth in Employability Development Programs. Made possible by generous support from the Walmart Foundation. Waltham, MA: The Center for Youth and Communities.

Lanspery, S., and Hughes, D.M. (2015). Homegrown Partnerships Making a Difference for Youth. Journal of Applied Development Psychology Vol. 40. September–October 2015: 38–46.

Warfield, M.E., Curnan, S.P., Lanspery, S., and Hughes, D.M. (2015). Employment for Youth with Disabilities: Past Challenges and Future Opportunities. From the series “Practical Advice Guides and Issue Briefs: Smart Strategies and Policies to Employ, Educate, and Support Youth in Employability Development Programs.” Made possible by generous support from the Walmart Foundation. Waltham, Mass.: The Center for Youth and Communities.

Donor policy briefs prepared by Center for Youth and Communities for the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy network. (2015). Waltham, Mass.

Curnan, S. P. and LaCava, L. A., eds. (Reprint 2004). W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook. Publication and international dissemination by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI. 1998.

CYC Publication Highlights

Cover of Education Works Trainers' Guide

Tyagi, S., Hughes, D.M., Tai, T., Curnan, S.P., and Burack, C. (2020). Education Works: Transferable Life Skills Trainers’ Guide and Curriculum, University Edition. (USAID’s Building the Capacity for Youth Activity: Institutional Capacity Development Support for Ethiopian Institutions of Higher Education). Save the Children US and Center for Youth and Communities, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University.