APPAM March 2019 Public Policy Camp


2019 APPAM / School of Public Policy at UMBC Policy Camp for Undergraduates from Diverse Backgrounds
Being the Change: Exploring a Career in Public Policy

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery – UMBC, 7th Floor




The APPAM-UMBC Public Policy Camp is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12th, 2019, at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in Baltimore, Maryland.  It is designed for promising undergraduate (sophomore – senior) students of from underrepresented groups who want to make a difference in their communities.  We invite you to be our guests for a one-day Public Policy Camp.   Registration is FREE.  

Having diverse perspectives at the policy table leads to better, more effective and inclusive, public policy.

Policy Camp participants will:
• engage with students from across the Mid-Atlantic region, UMBC Public Policy faculty and our alumni on public and social issues,
• learn about the skills necessary to design and implement good public policy,
• meet leaders who live and work in the policy field,
• explore the career possibilities gained by having a public policy and administration skill set,
• leave excited about public policy as an academic, personal and professional pathway.


Who Should Attend?

If you are an undergraduate from an underrpresented group with a commitment to making the world and your community a better place... If you want your voice heard through the chaos that surrounds current public policy debates... If you are politically active yet frustrated in your attempts to transform your ideals into real policy solutions... If you want to learn how to engage in the public policy process and about how public policies shape the daily lives of people and communities, and/or if you are a leader in your student and school community wondering how you can transform that leadership into a career helping others ... then the APPAM/UMBC Public Policy Camp is for you! 

We invite you to share your passion for such policy areas as:

 Law & Policy / Social Justice               Community Development               Anti-Poverty Policy
 Education Policy


 Energy Policy     Health Policy
 Immigration / DACA    Security / Terrorism    Sustainability
 Foreign Policy    Housing / Urban Policy     Technology Policy / Privacy
 Food Insecurity    Fiscal Policy     International Development Policy
 Labor / Workforce Development Policy    Climate Change    Non-Profit Management & Policy



Parking is free and travel subsidies will be available to students taking public transportation.

Students are encouraged to coordinate travel with other policy camp participants attending from their campus. 

The Public Policy Camp is an APPAM initiative aimed at introducing the field of public policy to a group of students who might not otherwise be familiar with it, and increasing the pipeline of diverse students into APPAM institutional member graduate public policy and public affairs schools.  The School of Public Policy at UMBC is both pleased and honored to partner with APPAM to host a 2019 Policy Camp in support of this vital mission.   

We know that only by having all voices at the table can we be successful in our efforts of improving critical public policies for all.  Our expectation is that all registrants will be undergraduates contributing diversity to this event.





Please contact Ryan Martz at with questions about this event.  



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