Leah Shafer leads communications strategy at diversitydatakids.org and the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.
Prior to joining the Institute, Shafer was the staff writer for Usable Knowledge at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has also worked in the classroom as an instructor for first-year undergraduates in Brandeis’ Student Support Services program and as a City Year AmeriCorps member for third graders in Boston Public Schools. Shafer holds master’s degrees in public policy and business administration from the Heller School at Brandeis University and a bachelor’s degree in English and American Studies from Dickinson College.
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Heller magazine profiles ICYFP's work pushing to end child poverty—without losing sight of equity
Lessons from recent research studies using the Child Opportunity Index
Low-income, Black and Hispanic children get much less from their parents' jobs
A simple policy change to lift more than half a million children out of poverty and improve racial/ethnic equity