Connecticut: Strengthening Human Service Capacity for Voter Engagement

Project Objective

This project is designed to build the capacity of those who work in human service organizations to support their clients and communities through research-based activities that will support voter engagement.

Project Leaders

Yeshiva University
Shannon Headshots

Lane's research focuses on political social work, civic engagement, and social policy. Overarching themes in Lane's writings include integration of voter engagement within human service organizations, and the need for advocacy to protect access to the right to vote. Lane serves as the Deputy Registrar of Voters in Bethany, Connecticut, Research Committee Chair for the Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work, and as a member of the CSWE Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education. She is the co-author of Political Social Work: Using Power to Create Social Change and Social Welfare Policy in a Changing World.

University of Connecticut School of Social Work

Tanya Rhodes Smith, MSW is an Instructor in Residence at the School of Social Work.  She teaches in the policy practice concentration in the areas of program planning and evaluation, political advocacy and political social work. Tanya is the Director of the Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work. Her areas of specialization include policy development, nonprofit administration, voter engagement and legislative advocacy.