The Public Policy Challenge Finals - March 20

Tue, 2010-03-16 08:58

The Public Policy Challenge is a campus-wide student competition at Penn. Each interdisciplinary team chose its own issue area and has developed a policy proposal and a political strategy for change in the Philadelphia region.

Over 100 students started competing last fall, and the five remaining teams will present their plans at the Finals on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at the Center for Architecture. Join us as tomorrow's leaders present solutions to today's public policy issues.

The Finals start at 8:30 AM with a continental breakfast. The competition goes from 9:00 AM to noon, and a reception honoring the contestants and winner will start immediately afterwards.

For more details and to register, go to the Finals website.

Preview of the 5 Final Teams and Their Plans:

Pennsylvania Scholars - A statewide early intervention program to increase college enrollment and graduation.

Engage Philadelphia - A proposal to improve senior citizen access to social services and healthy food.

Educo - A proposal to reduce re-incarceration through greater access to secondary and higher education in prisons.

Land Philadelphia - A regional Land Bank initiative to improve vacant land management.

The Renewables - A green jobs initiative to attract solar panel manufacturers to the Philadelphia region.