Carsey Senior Demographer Ken Johnson received a prestigious Andrew Carnegie Fellowship to advance research in the social sciences and humanities. As a Carnegie Fellow, Johnson is analyzing the continuing impact of the Great Recession on the demographic structure of rural America and its implications for policy.
This fall we welcomed to campus our inaugural cohort of Master in Public Policy students. Our students arrived from four different continents, sharing the desire to make a difference in the world by analysis, effective communication, and a rich understanding of how to get things done.
The new Center for Impact Finance (CIF) was launched by director Michael Swack to broaden access to capital and help turn the tide on widening inequality. CIF conducts research, develops initiatives and policies, designs programs, and implements financing products that improve capital access. CIF is the culmination of a rich Carsey history as a respected leader in the field with a deep record of working directly in communities.
NH Listens engaged local residents and early childhood educators in eight communities across New Hampshire in setting locally identified goals for supporting all young children and their families.
The Vulnerable Families Research Program continued its research on young children, poverty, and the use of federal social safety nets for families—investigating the extent child care costs put a strain on family income and documenting the critical role the Earned Income Tax Credit plays in supporting low income and poor working families.
Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice
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.
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.
Social Sector Franchise Initiative
The Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise launched the Social Sector Franchise Initiative (SSFI). SSFI conducts applied research and acts as a convener and clearinghouse for this growing field which uses traditional business franchising models to reach large numbers of customers to fulfill social needs