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Community Engagement

Rutgers SPAA is an important resource for the community and for the state of New Jersey. The school maintains close relationships with New Jersey's local and state government agencies and nonprofit organizations which help provide students with learning opportunities, graduates with career opportunities, and career mobility for those seeking career change.

Rutgers SPAA facilitates faculty and student engagement and collaborative endeavors with government and nonprofit organizations in the Greater Newark area and throughout New Jersey. The school’s institutes and initiatives provide assistance and resources to community organizations. SPAA faculty and alumni maintain strong ties within our community through their positions and their involvement with area organizations.

SPAA’s curriculum incorporates educational experiences designed for transformative student learning – experiences outside the four corners of a classroom – that includes internships, study abroad, service learning, and applied research opportunities. These interactions occur across government, nonprofit, and public sector organizations.