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NYU Wagner Fellow Explores Innovative Methods to Fund Social Programs
NYU Wagner Fellow Megan Golden’s recent report for the Children's Aid Society, "Developing a Social Impact Bond: Lessons from a Provider," explores how social impact bonds can tackle social problems while also saving the government money.
RCLA Launches Initiative on Religion, Civic Leadership & Democracy
RCLA is thrilled to announce the launch of the initiative, “Religion, Civic Leadership and Democracy in the Public Square: Exploring and Advancing the Role of Faith in Civility.” Directed by RCLA affiliated faculty member David Elcott and with support from the Ford Foundation, the two-year program will examine how civics and democracy are addressed within religious communities. It aims to equip a new generation of religious leaders to constructively promote greater civil discourse and pluralist democratic values.
Through Advocacy Lab, Students Work to Change Reentry Policy
Advocacy Lab, a unique NYU Wagner course, offers students a chance to work on a campaign to make housing more accessible to people reentering communities after incarceration. In the process, the students are learning how to affect public policy through advocacy, lobbying, issue branding, coalition building and community organizing.
RCLA Announces People of Color Leadership Network and IGNITE Fellowship
NYU Wagner’s Research Center for Leadership in Action is thrilled to announce new programming through the People of Color Leadership Network. The Network aims to strengthen communities of color by supporting leadership by and for people of color. It will play an important role in connecting people of color to exchange best practices and support each other, in strengthening their development as leaders and managers at all levels within organizations, in promoting their engagement in relevant diverse networks where they can collaborate around common visions, and in expanding the impact they have individually and collectively within organizations, systems and on a global scale on issues of public importance. The Network begins with the launch of the IGNITE Fellowship for Women of Color Leaders in the Social Sector.
Wagner Students' Policy Proposal Wins $5,000 in National Fels Public Policy Challenge
A new website that will offer comprehensive information about after-school programs to New York City famlies has garnered national recognition, as have its inventors -- NYU Wagner students Christine Han, Anna Swanby, and Rachel Szalas. The team rose to become one of the top four finalists at the National Invitational Fels Public Policy Challenge, held at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on March 17, and received $5,000 for the development of its innonvative tech platform, “CluedIn.” Nine teams in all competed for the finalist spots and the grand prize.
Global Social Change Leadership Institute Application Deadline March 29
The Research Center for Leadership in Action has extended the application deadline for the Global Social Change Leadership Institute to noon EST on March 29, 2013.
The summer program brings together university and graduate students and recent college graduates from across the United States and around the world to New York City from July 7-19, 2013. They build the practical knowledge and skills to advance social justice in their communities, a strategic action plan and an international network of advocates for change.
Using Social Media to Build Stakeholder Support: Webinar
A new webinar delivered in February as part of the Communities in Schools Executive Leadership Development Program co-designed and managed by RCLA offers an overview of key social media platforms and how nonprofits are using them to influence stakeholders and build support for their work. The webinar features presentations from Michael Keithly, chief information officer for Creative Artists Agency, and Mike Bento, executive vice president of Marketing and Communications for Communities in Schools' national office.
Newark Mayoral Candidate Talks Candidly with Emerging Leaders about His Career
Newark Council Member Ras J. Baraka, who announced on February 27 that he is running for Mayor of Newark, spoke at an intimate, off-the-record event with the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service on March 6. Mr. Baraka has long held dual roles as a political figure and the principal of Central High School, and talked with the fellows about his family, history of activism, hopes for the future, and public service career.
Student Team Selected for National Public Policy Challenge Competition
Student team selected to represent NYU Wagner at the Fels Public Policy Challenge national competition at the University of Pennsylvania.
Conference Explores Philanthropy's Potential Impact on Public Policy
Gara LaMarche, a senior fellow at NYU Wagner, was the recent co-sponsor of a highly successful conference at New York University on philanthropy and the new, post-2012 election landscape of policy and politics.