Montclair is partnering with the Volcker Alliance, joining the Next Generation Service Corps (NextGen Service), a national network of 11 higher education institutions committed to preparing undergraduate students for public service.
The Volcker Alliance is providing a $100,000 grant for a NextGen Service Coordinator in the Center for Community Engagement who will oversee the development, establishment and implementation of academic curriculum, community-based opportunities, services, advocacy and research for the program.
When he was dean of the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University, Montclair President Jonathan Koppell created the Public Service Academy – a first-of-its-kind initiative in higher education that served as the model for NextGen Service. In partnership with the Volcker Alliance, he was instrumental in creating the national network of schools committed to emulating NextGen Service and the Public Service Academy on their campuses.
“We are thrilled to join the Next Generation Service Corps,” says Koppell. “Montclair has a rich history of serving the public good, and this partnership will allow us to continue building on the work already being done throughout the institution.”