Paint color and partnerships: an interview with Kate Schwartz

Paint color and partnerships: an interview with Kate Schwartz

Kate Schwartz, an IES-PIRT fellow and doctoral candidate in Applied Psychology, engaged in a research policy-practice partnership with Publicolor, a nonprofit organization based in New York City. Publicolor hosts Paint Club, an afterschool youth development program that works with middle and high school students to transform their schools through paint. In this interview, Schwartz discusses the rewards and challenges of working with a nonprofit organization as an academic whose work centers on applied research.

For more information about the partnership with Publicolor, including a summary of the research findings, read the At a Glance story.