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Partnerships for Experiential Learning

The SMC PPI is looking for governmental and non-governmental agencies to host students and provide an opportunity to them so that they can be successful in their academic goals and objectives. By providing experiential learning opportunities for SMC students you provide an invaluable education experience to a student in your community.

Specifically students are required to successfully complete 30 hours of experiential learning for both the Associate Degree and the Certificate of Achievement in Public Policy.

Please consider partnering with the Institute and join in the important policy conversations in our civic community. For more information contact Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein, Co-Director at or 310-434-3541. Forms and degree flyers are available at Forms & Flyers.



Public Policy Institute

Santa Monica College's Public Policy Institute

Founding Director Sheila Kuehl

Still Alice Film Roundtable Discussion - SMC Public Policy Symposium 2015