Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service
The Rangel Center provides various types of support to students enrolled in CCNY’s master's program in public administration, which prepares students, many from groups traditionally underrepresented in public service, for management jobs in government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Center graduates and students have worked for the White House, the Harlem Children's Zone, the Council on State Governments and the New York City Council.
The Center also supports an archive of important Congressional papers, the core of which will be the documents and other materials donated by Congressman Charles B. Rangel.
Fundamental to the Honorable Charles B. Rangel's lifelong service to the nation is a belief that government in the U.S. must mirror the rich tapestry of cultures, faiths, and ethnicities that make us who we are as a country. We at the City College of New York and the Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service are proud to share that vision of our country and to dedicate our efforts to help make this a worthy mission a reality.
Program News and Announcements
Rangel Scholars NamedRangel Scholars Thomasina Brown and Patrick Herring, received their master's degrees in public administration at graduation ceremonies held on campus on Thursday May 28th. Rangel Center Scholarships have supported dozens of students seeking master's degrees at City College. This year's graduation marked only the sixth in the history of this relatively new public administration program, which was named among the hundred best in the nation in the latest US News rankings of public affairs programs.
Diversity in Public Service
The public administration program supported by the Rangel Center remains one of the most diverse in the nation, contributing to the ideal that public service in the nation should reflect the rich diversity of the country. About 74% of those earning master's degrees in public administration here have been women and an equal percentage minority/ethnic. Those figures compare to 58% and 40% for schools nationwide.