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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.
RCLA Welcomes Visiting Fellow Laura Callanan
RCLA is thrilled to announce that Laura Callanan is joining the Center as a visiting fellow. She brings a wealth of cross-sector experience and expertise in social innovation, including working most recently for McKinsey & Company’s Social Sector Office. Previously, Laura has held roles as a consultant with The Synergos Institute and E-Line Ventures, an investment fund focused on video games with social impact; a senior adviser at the United Nations Development Program; executive director of The Prospect Hill Foundation, and associate director at The Rockefeller Foundation.
NYU Wagner Student to Testify at FDA Meeting on Food Safety Reform
Lauren Bush, an NYU Wagner MPA-PNP second-year student and Wagner Review staff writer, is set to testify at a public meeting of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today (2/28/13) as the FDA considers draft regulations for implementing the landmark Food Safety and Modernization Act.
Wagner Student to Lead SXSW Edu Conference's Workshop on Social Media
Amanda Alampi, an MPA student at NYU Wagner who also works as a social media strategist at Sunshine, Sachs & Associates, is heading to the SXSW Edu Conference in Austin, Texas, to lead a March 4 workshop on the data landscape for higher education professionals.