SPAA Student Bulletin
NOVEMBER 29, 2016 | Fall Edition Flickr Instagram YouTube Facebook Twitter
December 7
SPAA Open House
5:30pm - 7:30pm; CPS
Recent Job Opportunities from Rutgers SPAA's job board:
The Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy
Generous U
One of the Sillerman Center's goals is to encourage social justice philanthropy. Generous U is a contest that helps promote that goal. Generous U awards a $10,000 Prize (and a runner-up prize) to college students who propose ways of increasing philanthropy on their campus. The Generous U contest spotlights student giving and its positive impact.
For more information click here.
Applications are due by December 17, 2017. 
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
The fellowship program helps to promote international scholarly dialogue on China's urban development and further Lincoln institute's mission to be a leader center for tax and land related policy throughout the world. For more information click here.
Applications are due by November 31, 2016. 
Founded in 1964 by Lyndon B. Johnson, the White House Fellows program is one of America's most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government.
Selected individuals typically spend a year working as a full-time, paid Fellow to senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows also participate in an education program consisting of round-table discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors, and trips to study U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally. Fellowships are awarded on a strictly non-partisan basis.
Interested applicants can apply here
Deadline: January 11th, 2017
AmeriCorps, is a community-based, service learning initiative that will recruit, train, and place Members in agencies throughout Middlesex, Bergen, Essex, Union & Monmouth counties, improving the quality of education and community assistance programs. Our positions will allow for students to gain experience in, social work, health education, public health, horticulture, urban planning and other diverse career interests. We are looking for eager candidates who are U.S. Citizens, national or legal permanent residents and are over the age of 18. The benefits of becoming an AmeriCorps member are as follows:

* Modest Living Allowance paid Bi-weekly
* Healthcare Benefits
* Childcare Benefits
* $5,730 Educational Stipend for Full time Members
* Or $2,865 Educational Stipend for Part Time Members
* Loan Forbearance during time of service
* Leadership Experience & Community Service Experience
* Competitive Resume
The fellowship program helps to promote international scholarly dialogue on China's urban development and further Lincoln institute's mission to be a leader center for tax and land related policy throughout the world. 
For more information click here.
Applications are due by November 31, 2016.
Visit for more opportunities. For inquiries, contact the Writing and Career Development Center at or 973-353-2571.
Rutgers Giving Day is over! When the Giving Day clock stopped, SPAA was in 2nd place with 107 donors and more than $3,000 raised! Tallies are being finalized so we will have updates in the upcoming days - stay tuned! 
A huge thank you to all of the members of our wonderful community! 

National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) 2017 Scholarships 
In conjunction with its annual conference, FORUM 2017, The National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) will again award scholarships to eligible students. The scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000 and will be awarded during FORUM 2017 which will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas,  April 19 -23, 2017Click here to learn more.

Should you want additional information, please contact Marcia Conner, Interim Executive Director, at or  202 408 9300.
Capstone Presentation Schedule
December 1
Dan Collins
Assessment of best practices in the use of operational measures and indicators by fire departments in the US
Xiaoyan Lyu
Evaluation of factors related to housing affordability for NJ's elderly
Omaru Siryon
Cross-sectional analysis of the effects of unemployment on crime in the US
Kiermoni Allison
Assessment of citizens' perception of federal government post-9/11 counterterrorism efforts
Dorian Minond
Analysis of the effect of police officer language skills on community attitudes towards police
Prima Dhar
Identification of the state-level demographic factors associated with high rates of gang activity in the US
Abrina Hillson
Evaluation of the relationship between teacher retention rates and academic achievement
Victoria Ramirez
Comparative analysis of breast cancer rates in the US

December 8
Patrice Wright
Assessment of the impact of spending per student on academic achievement
Yuanzhi Ding
Evaluation of how the standard of living affects the violent crime rate
Pooja Prabhakaran
Study of patterns and trends which led to the lack of funding of the NJ Transportation Trust Fund
Enyonam Anku
Assessment of segregation in NYC specialized high schools
Svetlana Kurinsky
What role does agriculture and farming play in sustainable economic development of Indian Reservations in the US?
Wenjun Mao
Assessment of the impact of government performance on government promotion in local Chinese government
Thomas Askew
Analysis of factors influencing community college transfer student success
Ishita Soni
Assessment of the relationship between hospital readmission rates and healthcare-associated infections