Program in Practical Policy Engagement

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Students support local organizations to improve equity

Aug 28, 2020
One element of the struggle for economic equity in Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) communities is the intentional denial of support networks that provide funding, customers, connections or other resources for businesses and...
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An idea whose time has come: practical engagement

Mar 25, 2019
Philip Power, class of 1960, served on the University of Michigan Board of Regents from 1987 to 1999. Power, his parents, and his wife Kathy have supported the U-M Museum of Art, U-M Student Publications, the University Musical Society and the...

Students Learn & Explore Careers in Detroit

Nov 16, 2018
MPP students got the opportunity to explore careers in Detroit over fall break through a trip sponsored by Graduate Career Services. On Tuesday, October 16, around 25 Ford School students gathered at the U-M Detroit Center, at the southwest corner...

Local leaders offer advice, experience

Oct 24, 2018
An event at the Ford School, “Women Leading Local Government,” spotlighted women around the state of Michigan who are leading communities and developing policies. The interactive seminar allowed graduate and professional students a chance to...

Student work featured in episode of Out of the Blue

Jan 25, 2011
Professor Liz Gerber and students from the fall 2010 Applied Policy Seminar (now called Strategic Public Policy Consulting or SPPC) hit national airwaves as their work was featured on Out of the Blue, a University of Michigan-produced television...

Projects sought for revamped Applied Policy Seminar

Jun 11, 2010
This fall, the Ford School will launch an expanded version of a popular course, the Applied Policy Seminar (APS), now called Strategic Public Policy Consulting or SPPC. The SPPC enables our Master of Public Policy students to serve as consultants to...

Bringing the Classroom to Life: Ford School Practicum Courses

Oct 1, 2008
In the 2007–08 academic year, the Ford School offered two practicum classes, linking MPP students with local clients to allow students to put their skills to the test with real-world policy work. The Ford School added practicum electives to its MPP...

Emily Fletcher: Policy Pitch Competition

Sep 26, 2018 0:04:13

Emily Fletcher (MPP/MBA '20) talks about finding her niche in healthcare and how her internship at Civic Consulting Alliance gave her powerful local impact.

Policy Pitch Competition - Full

Sep 26, 2018 0:52:04

Master's students completing summer internship experiences deliver pitches highlighting their internship organization, policy interest areas, and policy impact.

Leah Squires: Policy Pitch Competition

Sep 26, 2018 0:04:05

Leah Squires (MPP/MENAS '20) talks about how her love for international authors and fiction books sparked her studies in international policy, culminating in an internship with Direct Relief.

Megan Nestor: Policy Pitch Competition

Sep 26, 2018 0:03:33

Megan Nestor (MPP '19 Ford Fellow) talks about how her internship at the Detroit Mayor's Office gave her life–changing impact in expanding the city's Pre–K programs.

Anthony Fowlkes: Policy Pitch Competition

Sep 26, 2018 0:03:28

Anthony Fowlkes (MPP/MA '19) talks about his experience as a first–generation student of color and his internship at the Center for Minority Serving Institutions in Philadelphia.

Hira Mumtaz: Policy Pitch Competition

Sep 26, 2018 0:03:52

Hira Mumtaz (MPP '19 Fulbright Scholar) talks about her use of economic analysis to help stakeholders at World Bank and how global policymakers can fight energy challenges.

Anna Zinkel: Policy Pitch Competition

Sep 26, 2018 0:03:22

Anna Zinkel (MPP '19 Bohnett Fellow) talks about creating sustainable career pathways for Detroiters in her internship with the Workforce Development Office.

Jonathan Poser: Policy Pitch Competition

Sep 26, 2018 0:04:29

Jonathan Poser (MPP/REES '18) talks about his internship in Bulgaria working with minority communities and how he works to fight systemic corruption and social inequity.

Award Ceremony: Policy Pitch Competition

Sep 26, 2018 0:01:35

Associate Dean for Research and Policy Engagement Elisabeth Gerber announces our two first place winners: Megan Nestor (MPP '19 Ford Fellow) and Emily Fletcher (MPP/MBA '20).