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  Colleen Young
Director of Community Programs

Tel: 412.383.4099
As the Assistant Director for the University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development Service Demonstration Division, Colleen Young supervises the design, strategic implementation, evaluation, and financial assurance of multiple team projects. Her primary projects include Ready Freddy; Partnership for Family Support; Real Help, Real Time; and a School of Education collaborative on Race and Early Education. She also oversees new projects, special initiatives, and community-based collaborative efforts, such as improving maternal child health and increasing access to services for immigrants. Colleen received the Dean’s Scholar Award along with her Master of Social Work and Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the University of Pittsburgh. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Women’s Studies from the College of William and Mary. Publications: Smythe-Leistico, K. J., Young, C. P., Mulvey, L. A., McCall, R. B., Petruska, M., Barone-Martin, C., . . . Coffee, B. A. (2012). Blending theory with practice: Implementing kindergarten transition using the Interactive Systems Framework. American Journal of Community Psychology, 50(3/4), 357-369. doi:10.1007/s10464-012-9505-y University of Pittsburgh School of Education Race and Early Childhood Collaborative. (2016). Positive Racial Identity Development in Early Education: Understanding PRIDE in Pittsburgh. University of Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh, PA.