Lara Herscovitch



Lara has conducted and facilitated hundreds of presentations, workshops and classes for a wide variety of audiences, including arts & nonprofit, business, government, philanthropic, academic and faith communities. She is currently offering the following workshops/classes for cultural arts organizations, retreat centers, libraries and other settings.



  • Wingspan: Building Creative Confidence & Courage
  • Let Us Begin: Artistic Advocacy for a Better World
  • Songwriting Essentials
  • Miles to Go: Songs, Stories & Insights From a Life in Music


  • Music, arts & social justice
  • Philanthropy, nonprofit capacity building & business partnerships
  • Macro social work, legislative process & advocacy
  • Early childhood development, education, youth development
  • Juvenile and criminal justice system reform, racial & ethnic disparities


ACADEMIC - Albertus Magnus College, Brown University, Eastern Connecticut State University, Gateway Community College, Housatonic Community College, Sacred Heart University, University of Connecticut School of Social Work, Yale School of Management

GOVERNMENT - Commission on Racial & Ethnic Disparity in the Criminal Justice System, Connecticut General Assembly, Connecticut Judicial Branch, Connecticut Office of Policy & Management / Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee, Connecticut State Department of Education, U.S. Attorney’s Office & The Justice Education Center, U.S. Department of Justice / Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention

COALITION, PHILANTHROPY & BUSINESS - Coalition for Juvenile Justice, Co-Creating Effective and Inclusive Organizations (CEIO), Connecticut Association of Nonprofits, Connecticut Conference on Volunteerism, Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, General Electric Company, Greater Bridgeport Area Foundation, MacArthur Foundation’s Models for Change, JP Morgan Chase, National Juvenile Justice Network, National Society of Fund Raising Executives-CT, New Jersey Juvenile Justice Reform Coalition, New York State Leadership Summit on School-Justice Partnerships, People’s Music Network, William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund

NONPROFIT - The Ana Grace Project, Artreach, Broward Folk Club, Connecticut Public Television (Corporation for Public Broadcasting), Connecticut Youth Service Association & multiple Youth Service Bureaus, National Association on Mental Illness-CT, South Florida Folk Festival, Tribes Hill / Kindred Folk