Suffolk University’s Moakley Center for Public Management is actively engaged in the local community, fostering public discourse, supporting and advising community organizations and providing educational opportunities to build human capital in the public service industry.
Working with many long-term partners—Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, the Massachusetts Providers’ Council, Communities for People, and the Shriver Center at the UMass Medical School—and new partners—Executive Office of Health and Human Services and the Massachusetts Municipal Association—the Center offers extensive graduate-level certificate programs to Massachusetts public service mangers. To date, more than 1,600 managers have completed the programs.
As the clinical partner to Suffolk’s Institute for Public Service, the Center promotes dialogue on important public policy issues. The Center’s Moakley Breakfast Series brings key public policy topics to the forefront and has featured several prominent leaders, including former Governor Michael Dukakis, Attorney General Martha Coakley, and former U.S. Representative Barney Frank.
In partnership with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and Communities for People (CFP), the Moakley Center expanded its two youth job programs—Summer iWorks and Job Opportunity Boston—matching dozens of eager teens with meaningful employment opportunities.