Future Focused: An Inaugural PACE Alumni Networking and Roundtable Reception 

Wed, March 29th, 5:30 – 9:00 pm,  Redwood City

This networking event features an interactive activity that guides participants to work together to identify challenges confronting public and nonprofit professionals and share strategies, resources, and ideas that could address those challenges.

The reception includes time for open discussion and joint problem solving and as well as ample time to mix-and-mingle with the alumni, faculty and students in our terrific programs in the School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement.   In addition, representatives from San Mateo County's Human Resources Department will be available to talk about job opportunities with the County for interested attendees.  Light refreshments will be served. 

The event is free, but an RSVP is required.  RSVP by Friday, March 17 by 5pm to be entered into a raffle for two tickets to the 2017 Jazz and Champagne SF State Brunch on the Bay:  take in the sights and sounds of the beautiful San Francisco Bay over champagne brunch and live jazz on Sunday, April 23, 2017.

If you did not receive an invitation to this event via email, contact  to request one.  Please provide your degree program and (expected) graduation year.



Spring 2017 Faculty Office Hours

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Merritt Community Capital Scholarship:  Deadline to Apply is Extended to March 10, 2017

The School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement is pleased to open the application period for the Merritt Community Capital Scholarship, for one Public Administration Graduate student and two Urban Studies and The School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement is pleased to open the application period for the Merritt Community Capital Scholarship.  The Merritt Community Capital Corporation is an Oakland-based nonprofit intermediary firm investing in affordable housing developments throughout California.  They have generously agreed to this annual scholarship to support select USP and MPA students at San Francisco State University -- a partnership with SF State since 2009.
Scholarships support one Public Administration graduate student and two Urban Studies and Planning undergraduate students  The award covers tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year for each selected student (undergraduate award=$7000, graduate award=$9434).  The scholarship aims to develop career interests in the field of affordable housing.  Detailed instructions are provided in AcademicWorks links below. 



ABAG's Placemaking Project

The Urban Studies Program and Dr. Ayse Pamuk's USP 680 course played a vital role in the Placemaking Project commissioned by the Association of Bay Area Government’s (ABAG). Dr. Pamuk's students spent an entire semester researching people's experience of places and how places can be designed to attract residents and create thriving communities.  Please visit ABAG's website to view the Placemaking report based on this effort. After the presentation by Dr.  Pamuk's student and submission of their project, ABAG’s Executive Board approved the inclusion of the Placemaking lens in the understanding of Priority Development Areas for Plan Bay Area 2040, their next round of the Sustainable Communities Strategy.  Congratulations to Dr. Pamuk and her students for a successfully project of civic engagement that epitomizes the work of all PACE faculty.