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Steven Molinari during his State Assembly internship

"I have an inside and outside perspective"

July 10, 2018
Steven Molinari discusses his prestigious paid internship in the NY State Assembly Steven Molinari (MPA ’18) was the first MPA student from CCNY to be chosen for the graduate internship in the NY State Assembly, which comes with a $15,000 stipend. During his time in the MPA program, he interned in nonprofit advocacy groups as well as the city and state government. He found a moment to sit down with us and reflect on his career path as a policy analyst. Read More »

The Bottom Line Is, Are We Having an Impact?

June 15, 2018
This spring, our first-year students developed their management skills by working as strategic consultants for leading social enterprise startups.The month-long projects, led by Professor Anusuya Banerjee, were the final assignment for Strategic Management, a required course that teaches how organizations can align their social mission with a sustainable financial model while effectively engaging stakeholders and allies. Read More »
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MPA students with Professor Michelle Gilmore

MPA Students Engage with NYC Communities on Public Health Problems

June 02, 2018
Second-year students in CCNY’s Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) program spent much of their final semester outside of the classroom engaging local communities and officials on public health issues affecting New York City neighborhoods.The Lower East Side, Crown Heights, Elmhurst, Mott Haven, and Central Harlem are among the neighborhoods where three-person teams of students interviewed local stakeholders and tested policy interventions for problems such as asthma, obesity, and access to prenatal care. Read More »

Practitioner Faculty: First-Hand Expertise in Public Service

May 30, 2018
Students in the MPA Program learn from active professionals who bring practical experience into the classroom. This allows the program to advance relevant and engaged scholarship, which is fundamental to the mission of the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. Read More »

Working for Doctors without Borders in South Sudan

April 18, 2018
Tsuneko Ito, who graduated from the MPA Program in 2017, recently joined a Doctors without Borders mission in South Sudan as a personnel development manager. She now coordinates capacity-building programs for more than 500 staff members and plans human resources strategy to ensure the mission's success. Read More »

Practical Skills for Social Impact

March 14, 2018
Current MPA students talk about the key skills they are developing in the program. Read More »

Teaching Business Skills for Innovative Social Change

March 12, 2018
Rene Aubry, who joined the MPA faculty in the fall of 2017, teaches students how to grow startup ventures that address the social issues they are most passionate about. In his course on social enterprise, students find their authentic leadership style and explore how their own story can be their guiding narrative. Read More »

Diverse paths to making social change

February 28, 2018
Current MPA students tell what they aspire to achieve in their public service careers.   Read More »

From the DA's Office to a Leading Law School

February 06, 2018
After graduating from the MPA Program in 2015, Kieshorne Dennie combined his legal studies background with his training in public administration to land a job at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. Read More »


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