Student Support Programs

The Rangel Center provides various types of support to students enrolled in CCNY's Master's in Public Administration (MPA) program, which prepares students, particularly those traditionally underrepresented in public service, for management jobs in government agencies and nonprofit organizations. The Center's goal is to provide CCNY students who are committed to service with the same rich academic experience that students take for granted at better financed, private institutions.

Financial Assistance
The Rangel Center provides scholarships and tuition assistance to MPA students. Over the past decade, the Center's support has made graduate education possible for dozens of students who could not otherwise afford it. Much of the support is tied to service in management, communications, budgeting and policy analysis. Read more.

The Center provides internship stipends for MPA students as well as summer housing for those who intern in Washington, DC. The internship program is designed to encourage interest in public service and to provide students with the opportunity to contribute to their communities. Read more.

Career Development
The Center provides a career development seminar, one-on-one career consultations, networking events, and visits from recruiters at public agencies and nonprofit organizations. Our goal is to help students construct a professional path that aligns with their values, strengths, and interests, so they can maximize the social impact of their work. Read more.

The Center sponsors policy briefings by public leaders, panel discussions with social movement leaders, trainings, and other extracurricular activities to enrich MPA students' education. Past events have featured President Obama's chief economic adviser, the Director of the National Governors Association, and the founder of Be Social Change. Read more.

Social Innovation
The Center supports innovation in teaching in public service, as well as partnerships between MPA and other programs on campus. This fall the Center partnered with the Zhan Innovation Center to launch a new program in social innovation. Read more.