"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 Faith in Farmers Initiative is a bid to improve access to nutritional foods in poorer neighborhoods in...
Teams from top notch programs across the country will compete in the inaugural National Public Policy Challenge on Sunday, April 22, 2012 from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM. The National Constitution Center is hosting the event.
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An exciting addition to the 2012 Public Policy Challenge! The winning team from Penn will compete against teams of students from select schools across the country. The inaugural National Public Policy Challenge will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2012 from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM at the National Constitution Center. (Please join us! RSVP here.)
Governing magazine, the publication of record for state...
On Sunday, April 1, 2012, the final five teams in the Public Policy Challenge had the opportunity to present their proposals to a panel of six Philadelphia leaders. Our sincere thanks to the judges for sharing their time and talent with participants.
Representative Dwight Evans – 203rd Legislative District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Donna Frisby-Greenwood – Program Director/...
Closing Schools, Opening Opportunities
Sarah Besnoff, Penn Law and Fels Institute of Government
Evan Litvin, Penn School of Design
Lea Oxenhandler, Penn School of Design
Aaron Tjoa, Penn Law
Why did you decide to participate in the Challenge?
Our team was matched up because of our collective interest in addressing vacancy and blight in Philadelphia. We all signed...
William Moen Jr. - MPA, Fels Institute of Government
Lee Every – MPA, Fels Institute of Government
Marissa Prianti - MPA, Fels Institute of Government
Thomas Molieri - MPA, Fels Institute of Government
Jason Riley - MPA, Fels Institute of Government
Why did you decide to participate in the Public Policy Challenge?
Lee - The opportunity to put into practice everything I have...
By Kelliston McDowell, MPA '14
Now a yearly event, the Penn Fels Institute of Government’s second annual National Invitational Public Policy Challenge had it all. There was the impressive venue at the National Constitution Center, an esteemed panel of judges, and thought-provoking policy proposals - plus about twice the number of teams than that of the inaugural challenge.
“This was basically a...
By Peter Barna, Penn '15
In 2008, Google ran an experimental competition called “Project 10 to the 100” asking two simple, but ideal-encompassing questions: “What would help? And help the most?” With such a broad goal, this competition, called a social innovation competition, garnered over 150,000 diverse responses ranging from new methods of educational development to improved modes of public...