Speaker: Stephen Pimpare, Principal Lecturer, US Politics & Public Policy, University of New Hampshire
Category: Civic Engagement
Target Audience: National Service (AmeriCorps Members and/or Senior Corps Volunteers), National Service Program Staff (AmeriCorps and/or Senior Corps)
Session Level: Beginner: for individuals who have never experienced this content before & want to know how to get started
If you've ever wished that you better understood how politics and policy-making work (or don't work!) in D.C., Concord, and in your own town, this session is for you. Starting with the basics, Stephen Pimpare will offer participants a tour of the operations of key political institutions and, most importantly, help you to identify the places in which you can affect change on the issues that matter most to you. Join us for this engaging session if you're ready to go from being a passive observer of national and local politics to a more involved individual.
- Describe how policy making generally works
- Identify the spaces where you can exert influence
Stephen Pimpare is the founder of the Public Service & Nonprofit Leadership Program and director of the Center for Community Engagement and Experiential Learning at the University of New Hampshire in Manchester. A former leader of NYC nonprofit direct service and advocacy organizations, he is the author of three books and some sixty articles, essays, and review
*We recommend experiencing this interactive session live.