The Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and Inclusiv recently announced a new educational partnership aimed at providing scholarship funding to Inclusiv employees and the employees of Inclusiv’s 400-plus community development credit unions (CDCU).
Through this unique educational partnership, Inclusiv employees – and the employees and board members of Inclusiv’s CDCU members – can qualify for a $5,000 education award toward the Carsey School’s Master in Community Development (MCD), Master of Public Administration (MPA), and Master in Public Policy (MPP) programs. Employees must maintain active employment or board membership with Inclusiv or Inclusiv member organizations throughout the duration of the education award.
“We’re excited to extend this opportunity to our friends in the CDFI community at Inclusiv and Inclusiv members,” said Michael Swack, Director of the MCD program at the Carsey School. “Our MCD and MPA programs were designed specifically for the working practitioner in that they are flexible and entirely online; designed for professionals in a range of community development organizations; and offers a collaborative cohort model so that our students learn not only from our faculty but also from one another.”
Both the Carsey School and Inclusiv are dedicated to supporting more equitable and sustainable communities. Inclusiv maintains a mission of helping low- and moderate-income people and communities to achieve financial independence and it achieves this through its member network of CDCUs that provide credit, savings and transaction services and financial education to upwards of 17 million residents of low-income communities in the U.S.
Inclusiv and Carsey School have a long standing collaboration that spans decades of work, building the capacity of community development credit unions, first through the CDCU Institute and later, creating a groundbreaking solar finance training program credit union lenders and most recently, with the launching of the CDFI Learning Institute.
“Inclusiv and Carsey School have a long standing collaboration that spans decades of work, building the capacity of community development credit unions, first through the CDCU Institute and later, creating a groundbreaking solar finance training program credit union lenders and most recently, with the launching of the CDFI Learning Institute,” said Pablo DeFilippi, Executive Vice President of the Inclusiv Network. “We’re not only partnering with a leading community development educator in the Carsey School, we’re also partnering with a longtime figure in the CDFI community, Michael Swack, who established the Center for Impact Finance at Carsey to specifically focus on and support the work of community financial agencies and initiatives around the world.”
Learn more about the Carsey School’s master’s degree programs designed for a wide range of professionals working in public service. Read about Carsey and Inclusiv's new education award online.
About the Carsey School of Public Policy: The Carsey School is nationally recognized for research, policy education, and bringing people together for thoughtful dialogue to address important societal challenges. To its core, the Carsey School is about making positive change and bringing about a more sustainable future. The Master in Community Development program has been based at the Carsey School since 2011.
About Inclusiv: Inclusiv is a certified CDFI intermediary that transforms local progress into lasting national change. Inclusiv achieves this by providing capital, making connections, building capacity, developing innovative products and services, and advocating for its member community development credit unions (CDCUs) located across the United States and Puerto Rico.