SPP faculty and students are actively involved with projects outside of the classroom. In this way, SPP is broadening the impact our faculty and students have on our world.
- The National Center for Digital Government seeks to build global research capacity, advance practice, and strengthen the network of researchers and practitioners engaged in building and using technology in government.
- The Public Engagement Project supports and trains faculty members at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to use their research to contribute to social change, inform public policy, and enrich public debate.
- The Wellspring Cooperative is creating an engine for new, community-based job creation in inner-city Springfield, Mass., based on the purchasing power of area anchor institutions such as hospitals and universities.
- Our past projects include: the Five College Public Policy Initiative, Food Access Research and Engagement Partnership, Social Justice Practitioner-in-Residence Program, Outsmart Invasive Species and World Wide Views on Biodiversity