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engaging voices, changing lives​       2016 Voter Resources

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THE SANTA MONICA COLLEGE PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE 

INSPIRES STUDENTS TO MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE

IN THEIR COMMUNITIES AND IN THE WORLD. 


shaping futures ​​

From socioeconomics to education, healthcare to housing, and energy to the environment, the decisions of policymakers affect all our lives. Understanding the role we can play collectively and individually in shaping public policy is essential to our participatory democracy.

The interdisciplinary, innovative Public Policy Institute at Santa Monica College educates and empowers a diverse student body with the academic grounding and hands-on experience they need to become agents of change – whether they choose a career in public policy or simply want to improve their community and the world we share. Through an annual symposium and frequent public forums with civic leaders, the Public Policy Institute also serves as a powerful force for engaging the community in dialogue on some of the most pressing public policy issues of the day. EVENTS    ​​PARTICIPANTS

Santa Monica College is the only community college in California and among the first in the country to offer an associate degree and certificate of achievement in public policy. This pioneering program has quickly become one of the most successful and popular academic offerings at SMC.​  NEXT​​ 


“Not only are we deeply committed to providing a high-quality education for our students, but we also are committed to making sure they develop the kinds of real-world skills they need to succeed and the life lessons that will stay with them forever.”

CHUI L. TSANG, PHD|SANTA MONICA COLLEGE PAST SUPERINTENDENT/PRESIDENT



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