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Community-Engaged Learning


The MPA Service mission statement explains that it is our duty as faculty, staff, and students to devote time and expertise to our communities. What better way to gain public and nonprofit management skills, than to roll up our sleeves and enrich the community that surrounds us? Whether it is through community-based classwork, graduate assistantships, internships, or learning abroad programs, MPA students get involved! Click on the links below to learn more about MPA students that have engaged in their community: 


Community-based Classwork  

Graduate Assistantships

Internship Experiences

Learning Abroad


 Community Engagement Spotlight




     MPA students Shirlee Draper (left) and Ashley Hoopes (right) attended Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Utah’s annual Poverty Conference in April 2016. The conference is a two-day training and networking event for professionals and volunteers in the nonprofit, government and business sectors whose work is focused on alleviating poverty in Utah. They are joined in the photo by MPP alum Barb Munoz (center), who is CAP’s Policy Analyst.



Last Updated: 1/24/17