VIDA's Public Policy School
Are you passionate about law, policy, and social justice?
Application & Requirements
About the Program
Learn to Be a Public Policy Advocate
Winter 2017: Plan an Advocacy Campaign
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VIDA and the Political Science Department created PPS to teach students about the policymaking process, to train them in public advocacy, and to empower them to advance community interests. Students put their public policy advocacy skills to work locally, at the state level, and at the federal level with trips to Sacramento and Washington, D.C. All travel, housing, and meal expenses are covered by PPS.
Highlights from Previous Cohorts
2014-2015 Public Policy School Concludes Successful Year with Trips to Sacramento and Washington, D.C.!
Eleven Public Policy students led by Co-Facilitators Bob Stockwell and Jim Nguyen from the Political Science Department conducted conference and legislative visits in both Sacramento (state issues) and Washington, DC (federal).
Students attended legislative and policy conferences, networked with students and faculty from other colleges and actively fought for policy changes to increase support and funding to community colleges in California and across the country.
The students learned campaign, organization, advocacy, persuasive speech and communication skills, while successfully spreading the message of community college needs on behalf of other students.
Many thanks to the students and facilitators for another strong year. We look forward to next year's class and program!
Some images from our recent trip to Washington, D.C.:
VASCONCELLOS INSTITUTE FOR DEMOCRACY IN ACTION
Building: East Cottage