Master in Public Policy Students
We welcomed the first Master in Public Policy students this fall. Over 90 percent of our students received generous scholarship support. Four students were awarded Carsey Fellowships in fiscal policy, social innovation, social safety nets, and with NH Listens.
Social Venture Innovation Challenge
The Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise, a joint venture of Carsey and the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, hosted the fourth annual Social Venture Innovation Challenge in December, with 80 contestants competing with business proposals to advance social goals. Carsey was thrilled that its MPP students won first place in both the community and student tracks of the NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge with their creative solutions to real-world challenges.
Now in its sixth year, the Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice students have completed fifty-four community development projects around the world addressing social injustice issues such as homelessness, low income, vulnerable populations, health, education, and the environment.
Sustainable Microfinance and Development Program
The Sustainable Microfinance and Development Program continued its African Savings Groups training with workshops in Togo and Kenya. SMDP Online is also teaching practitioners across the globe.
New Dual MPP/JD Degree
Carsey and UNH Law jointly created a dual MPP/JD degree for careers that combine legal and public policy skills.
Carsey joined with the Opportunity Finance Network to offer certificate programs in Community Development Finance in Durham and Seattle. The training is designed for practitioners in the opportunity finance industry—to enhance their work providing financial services to low-income communities.
Semester in the City
The Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise offered a new Semester in the City program for UNH students interested in working with social change organizations in Boston for a semester.