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Sandra Fernando, MPA '17

“I love working where there is no fear in creating change”

October 31, 2018
Sandra Fernando speaks about her path from the MPA program to the ACLU Read More »

Economics with a Twist

October 17, 2018
MPA students in Professor Brett Whysel’s economics course learn how individual financial decisions are connected to economic issues affecting our broader society, and they gain valuable decision-making skills to boot.     The interdisciplinary course integrates psychology, decision-making, and behavioral economics with the traditional concepts taught in public economics courses, such as externalities, public goods, and fiscal policy.   Read More »
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MPA students proposed blood pressure checkpoints in public spaces in Queens

Bringing Blood Pressure Readings to Public Spaces in Queens

August 30, 2018
Dana Cohen, Ellen Ulerio, and Allison Wen created an innovative pilot program that offers blood pressure readings in public spaces in Queens. Read More »
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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 »
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MPA students develop their skills through group work

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 (pictured lower right), 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 »
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Professor Fatima Ashraf

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. With Professor Ashraf, students examine crucial public policy issues such as criminal justice and health access, drawing upon her experience as a policy advisor at the Mayor’s Office. Her current role as special advisor at Open Society Foundations enriches her course on nonprofit management. 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 »


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