Impact University: Public Policy


Are You Successful? If So, You’ve Already Won the Lottery >

Frank, R. (2016-05-20, The New York Times): People tend to underestimate the role sheer luck plays in guiding our career trajectories and recognizing this can have implications for public policy.


National Partnership for Women and Families >

The National Partnership for Women & Families (NPWF) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization located in Washington, D.C., which promote fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality, affordable health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family.


Freedman Consulting, LLC, and Civic Enterprises >

Civic Enterprises is a public policy and strategy firm that works with corporations, nonprofits, foundations, universities and governments to develop innovative initiatives and public policies in the fields of education, national service, civic engagement, conservation, public health and more.

Criminal Justice

The New Jim Crow >

Michelle Alexander's stunning portrait of racial biases in modern America presents compelling evidence that the criminal justice system has replaced the racial restraints of old to limit the civil rights of minorities. Alexander challenges her readers to reexamine their preconceptions and hold American authority figures to a higher standard.

Stories from the Line

Working, but Needing Public Assistance Anyway >

Cohen, P. (2015-04-12, The New York Times): Nearly three-quarters of the people helped by programs geared to the poor are members of a family headed by a worker, according to a new study by the Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education at the University of California.

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