Consultant to the Upjohn Institute
Bridget Timmeney is a consultant to the Upjohn Institute and previously a long-term employee in both the research and the employment management and services divisions. Bridget is currently leading a study assessing the implementation and impacts of local summer school programming. With a background in business and community alignment and workforce development strategic planning, Bridget has assisted over 40 communities in the design, equity and cost considerations of developing a place-based scholarship program. She has assisted in evaluations of state and local workplace literacy programs, developed community and regional benchmark indicators, was a key investigator on the Kansas City Scholars evaluation, and is currently part of the evaluation team for the Columbus Promise. Based in Kalamazoo, MI, she was the founding member of the local college access network and the founder of the local tax counseling initiative to assist low income individuals with access to the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Care Tax Credit and Homestead Credit. She earned her Master of Social Work in Policy, Planning and Administration at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.