Lauren Elicks McCort

Director of Impact Measurement

Lauren Elicks McCort joined Youth INC in September of 2012 and serves as Director of Impact Measurement. In her current role, Lauren manages Youth INC’s Metrics Program which helps our partners explore and measure a core set of research-based social-emotional learning outcomes that are correlated with academic success, reduced risky behaviors, and increased thriving. Lauren also assesses Youth INC’s organizational metrics and KPIs related to our capacity-building work, and supports communications and programming for the Partner Network. Prior to joining Youth INC, Lauren was Associate Director of Development at Dancewave, an arts-education organization based in Brooklyn, NY. Lauren also worked for Harlem-based nonprofit Broadway Housing Communities, and has had the pleasure of providing consulting support for the Binghamton Philharmonic, Broome County Health Department, and The Handicapped Children’s Association.

Lauren received her Master in Public Administration and Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Binghamton University, and a certificate in Principles and Practices in Organizational Psychology at Teachers College Columbia University.

Lauren is the current Board Chair of Dancewave. In her elementary school year-book Lauren noted when she grew up she wanted to be a dancer and marine biologist. While she doesn’t technically hold any credentials, she still makes it into dance class and travels, most recently swimming with nurse sharks and sting rays in Belize.

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