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IAP Fellow 2020: Kiara Wahnschafft
This January, I’m working at an organization called Sanergy, based in Nairobi Kenya. Sanergy improves the health and prosperity of residents living in growing cities by making safe sanitation accessible…
Meet the PKG IAP 2020 Fellows!
PKG Fellows receive funding to pursue passion projects in public service all over the world. Awarded Fellows work either individually or as a part of a team, on solo projects…
WBUR: PKG Fellow David Robinson
Housing is an increasingly complicated issue for many long-term Boston residents. For PKG Fellow David Robinson, housing is an area of study. As a graduate student in DUSP, Robinson studies…
Meet PKG: Rebecca Obounou, Assistant Dean of Social Innovation
Rebecca Obounou joined the PKG Center in April of 2019. As the annual IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge –a program Obounou would soon operate–reached its crescendo, she took on her new…
Emmett McKinney’20 G, Nashville Civic Design Center (Summer ’19)
Urban design and architecture can have the veneer of exclusivity. Dramatic renderings and spectacular proposals inspire people to expand their view of what is possible in the built environment. This…
Agustín Cepeda, G (Summer ’19)
Agustín is graduate student in MIT’s Masters of City Planning Graduate program. Part 1: La Dinamo Fundació and Group-Equity Coops. This summer I worked with La Dinamo Fundació, a nonprofit…
Three ways the PKG Center can help you take action after #ClimateStrike
Climate change is real, and its effects are already impacting the daily lives of every individual on Earth. We were heartened to see so many members of the MIT community…
Jill Bassett appointed Director of the Priscilla King Gray (PKG) Public Service Center
She will leverage decades of expertise in community engagement for government, policy, health, higher ed, and human services organizations Jill Bassett has been appointed the new Associate Dean and Director…
Forbes: IDEAS Grantee Mercedes Bidart (QUIPU)
Mercedes Bidart, Co-Founder and CEO of QUIPU, was featured in Forbes Magazine! QUIPU was an IDEAS grantee, a start-up that focuses on building a digital market place for businesses in…