Interview: Returning Veterans Transition from Combat to Campuses

Interviewer: Laura Flynn, MPP candidate Public Radio Reporting at Mills College Article originally published by KALW LAURA FLYNN: Currently about 800,000 vets receive education benefits across the country. Many are finding that the level of support for former service members varies significantly from campus to campus. RANDOLPH MARTINEZ: The Veterans Affairs representative, the one that … Continue reading Interview: Returning Veterans Transition from Combat to Campuses

Manhood Development Program Helps Oakland Boys Become Men

By Angela Hopkins Public Radio Reporting at Mills College Article originally published by KALW I’m walking alongside the mural called “Beautiful Struggle” in front of Oakland High School. Frida Kahlo, Che Guevara, and Malcolm X are just a few of many social activists portrayed here. This mural also reflects a student body made up predominantly … Continue reading Manhood Development Program Helps Oakland Boys Become Men

Street Level Celebrates 10 years of Feeding The Hungry

By Maddie Fowler Public Radio Reporting at Mills College Article originally published by KALW Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood has a history of welcoming new immigrants. At the turn of the 20th century, the area was full of orchards and beer gardens that served as an attraction to San Francisco residents. Today, you can see colorful markets … Continue reading Street Level Celebrates 10 years of Feeding The Hungry

Fulfilling California’s Responsibility to Provide Clean Water

By Kacey Bills, MPP 2014 When I was a child growing up in Fresno, California, beach weekends were common over the blistering summer. My family always headed to the Central Coast on I-5, making a halfway pit stop in Kettleman City to get chocolate milkshakes. My anticipation for the sugary treat would be at its … Continue reading Fulfilling California’s Responsibility to Provide Clean Water

The Forum Goes to Virginia!

Your favorite Policy Forum is headed to the University of Virginia! Hosted by the Virginia Policy Review on January 17th, 18th, and 19th, this National Journal Conference for Schools of Public Policy and Affairs will mark the second conference since UVA’s Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy held the inaugural event in 2013. This year’s conference … Continue reading The Forum Goes to Virginia!

An Assessment of Oakland City Council’s Mandate to Reorganize Human and Recreation Services

By Ana Reidy, BA Public Policy,  2012 In January 2012, City of Oakland employees were in a state of uncertainty and anxiety after learning that the California Redevelopment Agencies were to be dissolved, costing Oakland nearly $29 million. Up to that point, the City of Oakland used Redevelopment Agency funding to help support eleven city … Continue reading An Assessment of Oakland City Council’s Mandate to Reorganize Human and Recreation Services

A Healthy Oakland: Examining The Intersections Between Health And Land Use

By Laura Flynn, MPP 2012 Health and Our Home Step outside and walk around your neighborhood. Take notice of the presence and proximity of freeways, vacant lots, housing types, industries, modes of transportation, and grocery stores. These are just some examples of factors that affect the health of a neighborhood. Typically, many of us do … Continue reading A Healthy Oakland: Examining The Intersections Between Health And Land Use