Suzanne Lyons received her MSW in 2005 from the School of Social Policy & Practice, with a focus in Macro Social Work. During her time at SP2, Suzanne served on the Student Council Executive Board which launched the first ever Class Gift Campaign. Since graduation, Suzanne’s work has been focused on partnerships between educational institutions and community organizations in Boston, Philadelphia, and New Haven, CT. Her specialty is college and career readiness for urban students, and she has worked for nationally recognized programs including The Posse Foundation and Upward Bound. She currently serves as a consultant at the New Haven Board of Education, where her primary role is as the project manager for the district’s Nellie Mae Education Foundation grants focused on student-centered learning at five local high schools.
A new study from the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice, & Research reveals that youth in foster care and...