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Check out our blog below for all the latest updates from PPIA, our partners, and our alumni. You can also see our most recent newsletter updates.


PPIA alumni chapters have been gathering throughout the country to extend PPIA’s goal of promoting the inclusion and full participation of underrepresented communities in public service. Check out dispatches from the field below! PPIA Southern California Alumni Chapter On August 24th,…

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Public Service Weekends PPIA’s mission and overall focus is to increase the participation and inclusion of traditionally underrepresented groups at the highest level of public sector leadership. NASPAA, the membership association of graduate programs in public administration, public policy, and…

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Last year, I had the honor of serving as one of the co-chairs for PPIA’s 35th Anniversary Celebration. In that role, I was able to coordinate the event, but did not get to spend time with the fellows from Princeton…

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An excellent article published by the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy about the PPIA Program:  http://fordschool.umich.edu/news/2017/35-years-next-gen-policy-leaders-reflect-policy-prep-school 35 years on, next-gen leaders reflect on public policy, international affairs prep school Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Angela Banks (MPP ’97)…

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  We had the pleasure to interview Michael Mitchell (PPIA 2009, Carnegie Mellon University) who is the Senior Policy Analyst and Program Director of the State Policy Fellowship Program at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Mr. Mitchell focuses on…

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  We had the opportunity to speak with PPIA Alum Jennifer Godinez, the Associate Director of the Minnesota Education Equity Partnership (MNEEP). In our interview, we discusses the state of education in Minnesota and how MNEEP is working to ensure that students of…

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Congratulations to the UCSD GPS Public Service Weekend Participants! Read the full story below published by UCSD School of Global Policy and Strategy, written by Anthony King and Sarah Pfledderer. Paths to public service GPS hosted ambitious, diverse students for…

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The PPIA 2017 Public Service Expo will be held on Friday, July 14, 2017. Location: Marvin Center, George Washington University in Washington DC. Registration will open in March, 2017   Why attend? It’s free! And you can learn about the…

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We are proud to announce the addition of two new members to our Graduate School Consortium, the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University, and Oregon State University. These institutions have reputable undergraduate and graduate degree programs in…

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2017 Junior Summer Institute Fellows Update This application cycle has been one of the most competitive to date as we received nearly 600 applications from students all across the United States. We are proud to announce the acceptance of over…

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UCSD – School of Global Policy and Strategy Saturday and Sunday, April 22nd – 23rd, 2017  La Jolla, California The application deadline for UCSD’s Public Service Weekend is February 20th, 2017. Apply to attend this free conference designed for undergraduates…

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PPIA has much to be grateful for in 2016! For 35 years, we have been committed to promoting the leadership development of underrepresented groups in public service. We moved our national office to the Humphrey School of Public Affairs in Minneapolis…

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