February 2021
The McCourt School is proud to join Howard University in launching the Howard Scholar at McCourt program, a full-tuition scholarship for a Howard student or alumnus to one of the McCourt School’s graduate programs. The Howard Scholar at McCourt program will begin in Fall of 2021.
As the pandemic and its economic impacts continue to be of pressing concern, the question many Americans are wondering: Are stimulus checks on the way? Kelly Whitener, associate professor of the practice at the McCourt School’s Center for Children and Families (CCF), explains budget reconciliation and how it connects to COVID-19 relief.
84% of children who grow up in poverty end up remaining in poverty as adults. McCourt School alumnus Omolara Fatiregun (MPP ’02), seeking to remedy this, founded an organization that facilitates equity audits and helps local governments invest in programs that disrupt the generational cycle of poverty.
At the Georgetown Mayors Summit, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto discussed what opportunities exist for cities to innovate and recover stronger from the social and economic impacts of COVID-19. The virtual event was hosted by the McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown Global Cities Initiative, and GU Politics.