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“A home for advocacy” PKG Awardee dedicates himself to making change within education

Growing up and attending a small high school in Southwest Louisiana, advocating for equal opportunities was always something David Spicer was passionate about. Whether it be obtaining 250 signatures on…

One of a kind: PKG awardee provides innovative computer literacy to incarcerated women

Imagine setting aside hundreds of hours to prepare for teaching a course while knowing little to nothing about the students you are teaching. Imagine teaching a computer course to students…

50 Years and counting: MIT “pracademic” and public service awardee reflects on teaching journey

When Larry Susskind began teaching at MIT Richard Nixon was the United States President, Don McClean’s American Pie was at the top of the Billboard 100 top songs, and the…

2021 Paul Gray Faculty Award Winner: Kristin Bergmann, PhD

“Professor Bergmann’s public service at both her home institution and the broader scientific community are unequivocal and unmatched. She is a champion and staunch supporter of students and student-led efforts…

Explore the Public Service of Giving with SP.256

December 16, 2021 SP.256: Informed Philanthropy in Theory and Action is one of the PKG Center’s core academic courses. The course explores the potential and pitfalls of philanthropy as a…