Public Policy Challenge

By Kelliston McDowell, MPA '14 Impressive. If there had to be one word used to describe the 2014 Penn Public Policy Challenge Finals, that would be it. The word encompasses the participants’ commitment to making a positive difference in their community, the judges panel featuring five individuals with vast expertise and track records of public service in the region, and the five...
Read about the 2014 Public Policy Challenge Finalists in our Meet the Teams series this week.  Watch the teams compete in the Finals on March 2nd at 1pm at the Van Pelt Library, 6th Floor, 3420 Walnut Street. RSVP HERE for the Finals. Meet Philadelphia MVP. . . The Idea Violence in Philadelphia is mostly concentrated among young people. Since 2007, 5,051...
Read about the 2014 Public Policy Challenge Finalists in our Meet the Teams series this week.  Watch the teams compete in the Finals on March 2nd at 1pm at the Van Pelt Library, 6th Floor, 3420 Walnut Street. RSVP HERE for the Finals. Meet iCAN. . . The Idea According to the latest longitudinal data on college completion, only 10% of entering 9th graders to the School District of...
Read about the 2014 Public Policy Challenge Finalists in our Meet the Teams series this week.  Watch the teams compete in the Finals on March 2nd at 1pm at the Van Pelt Library, 6th Floor, 3420 Walnut Street. RSVP HERE for the Finals. Meet Fill Up Philly. . . The Idea During the school year, an estimated 138,000 children in Philadelphia receive free or reduced price...
Read about the 2014 Public Policy Challenge Finalists in our Meet the Teams series this week.  Watch the teams compete in the Finals on March 2nd at 1pm at the Van Pelt Library, 6th Floor, 3420 Walnut Street. RSVP HERE for the Finals. Meet BetterBAIL. . . The Idea On any given day, the average daily population in the Philadelphia Prison System hovers around 8,000...
Read about the 2014 Public Policy Challenge Finalists in our Meet the Teams series this week.  Watch the teams compete in the Finals on March 2nd at 1pm at the Van Pelt Library, 6th Floor, 3420 Walnut Street. RSVP HERE for the Finals. Meet ARC: AlgoRithmic Care The Idea How can we decrease health care costs? This is a question that has perplexed stakeholders from insurance payers to health...
Congratulations to the Finalists in the 2014 Penn Public Policy Challenge! In front of four panels of local leaders and esteemed Fels Institute of Government graduates, ten teams competed on Monday, January 27, in the Semi-Final round of the 5th Annual Penn Public Policy Challenge.  The judges have selected the following five teams to advance to the Finals on Sunday, March 2nd....
"Think "Shark Tank" for public policy: extraordinary ideas for solving contemporary challenges presented to a panel made up of experienced public officials and other experts by top students from highly rated public-administration schools. That would be a pretty apt description of the National Public Policy Challenge, an annual invitational event hosted by the Fels Institute of Public Policy of...
By Alexandra Meis, MPA Candidate '13 Kinvolved’s Progress: April 2012 - March 2013 It is hard to believe that an entire year has passed since our team from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service presented at the Inaugural National Invitational Fels Public Policy Challenge in April 2012. Time really does fly when you are busy studying for your Masters in Public...
Read about the 2013 Public Policy Challenge Finalists in our Meet the Teams series.  Watch the teams compete in the Finals on February 24th at 1pm at the Wharton School at 38th and Walnut.  RSVP HERE for the Finals. Meet Faith in Farmers Winter Initiative... The Idea The Faith in Farmers Initiative is a bid to improve access to nutritional foods in poorer neighborhoods in...
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