Director of Youth Policy
Joined CSS: 2007
Departments & Programs
Lazar Treschan is the Director of Youth Policy at the Community Service Society of New York, where he conduct research and advocacy to improve the outcomes of low-income young people. His recent work has focused on ways to increase diversity in public high schools and colleges; expanding opportunities for work-based learning; and how to improve postsecondary outcomes, particularly for students of Latino backgrounds. He previously served in policy, planning, and program evaluation roles at the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, New Visions for Public Schools, and Abt Associates, and as a teacher in community-based high school equivalency programs. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University. Lazar is a native New Yorker, graduate of its public schools, and has a Masters from Harvard University. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.
“The area of my work that I am most proud of is the direct input and involvement of individuals and organizations that work with young people trying to reconnect to school or work. Through the CTW, I have a forum to hear the ideas and concerns of those who do the most important work in the field--direct service providers. Their ideas are the genesis for most of the work that I do.”