Director of Youth Policy
Joined CSS: 2007
Departments & Programs
Lazar Treschan joined CSS to work on issues related to older youth in New York City who have not been successful connecting to school or employment. His work includes both research and advocacy. He has published reports about how youth interact with public infrastructure in New York City including the workforce, GED, and public assistance systems. His recent and ongoing work has also examined dynamics within Latino youth and trends in CUNY enrollment. He helps to coordinate the Campaign for Tomorrow’s Workforce (CTW), an advocacy coalition of over 40 organizations that provide services to young adults who are out of school and out of work. Prior to joining CSS, Lazar worked at the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, New Visions for Public Schools, and Abt Associates. He is an adjunct faculty member at Brooklyn College (Graduate Department of Political Science) and The New School (Milano School for Public Policy). Lazar serves on the Boards of Directors of Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow and the Urban Dove TEAM Charter School. Lazar is a native New Yorker and has a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University.
“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.”