Lara Burt

Intern

Lara Burt is a summer 2016 intern with New America’s Family-Centered Social Policy program. Previously, Lara worked as a Metro DC Reading Corps tutor in Washington, D.C., providing individualized reading instruction to students in grades K-3. She is currently pursuing an AM degree (MSW equivalent) at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration with concentrations in social service administration and family support work.

All Work

EDUCATION POLICY and FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
The Power of Engaging Parents as Leaders

COFI builds the leadership, power and voice of low-income parents to improve life opportunities for children and families.


EDUCATION POLICY and FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
Maternal Depression May Reduce Empathy in Children

A new study examines maternal depression and early caregiving as long-term predictors of children’s empathy.


EDUCATION POLICY and FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
The Importance of Social Networks Among Low-Income Fathers

A recent report acknowledges that most fathers both need and want the kind of support that social networks provide.


FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
Youth Homelessness and the Uncertain Future in the Trump Administration

There’s a lot of work to do around youth homelessness and the next administration can take important steps to help or reverse progress.


EDUCATION POLICY and FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
Child Care is a Crucial Support for the 4.8 Million Parents in College

Balancing family life, being a parent and focusing on school work is difficult, especially without the support of a spouse or partner.


FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
How the Science of Child Development Can be Leveraged to Strengthen the Child Welfare System

The Center on the Developing Child has released a new report on the implications of development science for child welfare policy & practice.


EDUCATION POLICY and FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
Fathers Play a Pivotal Role in Their Children’s Early Educational Experiences

Early education programs must continue to work to break down the barriers to father engagement.


FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
A Lot of Data to Celebrate But More to Do

Income is up, poverty is down, but disparities in economic security remain substantial.


FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
Steps Forward for Paid Leave

EDUCATION POLICY
Head Start Works. And It’s About to Get Even Better.

Head Start, the nation’s oldest and largest early education program, has been making headlines over the last few weeks— in a good way.


EDUCATION POLICY and FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
Not Just Book Shelves: Libraries as Key Spaces for Family Engagement

Today's libraries are playing an important role for families as learning spaces.


FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
Getting Out Comes at a Cost

Many returning citizens are faced with a mountain of debt after they are released from prison.