Inclusiv Education Award

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Thanking Employees and Board Members of Inclusiv & Inclusiv Members for Their Service!

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About the Inclusiv Education Award

We're proud to offer eligible employees and board members of Inclusiv and Inclusiv members a $5,000 Education Award to pursue a master’s degree in Community Development (MCD), Public Administration (MPA), Global Conflict & Human Security (GCHS), or Public Policy (MPP). To qualify for this Education Award, an application must be completed and submitted to the Carsey School. Applications are available upon request.

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Available to eligible employees & board members of Inclusiv and Inclusiv members


Months it takes to earn your Master’s degree from Carsey!


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The Carsey School Advantage

Graduate prepared for a career with impact and the knowledge required for interdisciplinary problem-solving, insightful analysis, effective advocacy, compelling communications, and winning strategies that lead to impactful change and stronger communities.

  • Our flexible programs fit into your life with On Campus, Online, and Part-time learning options
  • Start Fall or Spring
  • Engage in hands-on learning and grow your network of dedicated public service professionals
  • Achieve your full potential, effect change, and advance your career

*Please note that applicants are only eligible to receive one Carsey School Education Award.

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"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."


~Pablo DeFilippi, Executive Vice President of the Inclusiv Network

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"The one thing about the cohort, it’s a very close-knit program and there are professionals all across the world. You know, just meeting people and learning from them – it’s so inspirational. It really has enlightened me, encouraged me, to think about community development in a different way."

~Janie Bright, Vice President, Local Government Federal Credit Union (an Inclusiv member), '21G (Master in Community Development program)

Academic Info Session: Student Feature with MCD Alum Janie Bright ‘21G (12/3/20)

Master in Community Development (MCD) student Janie Bright (Class of 2021) discusses the MCD program, why she chose it, and how it fits with her career goals. Janie serves as Vice President of Financial Inclusion and Community Strategies at Local Government Federal Credit Union in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Have questions or want to discuss which one of the Carsey School's programs is right for you? Schedule a time for us to talk:

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Robin Husslage, Program Manager

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Have questions about admissions, tuition costs, or financial aid?

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