RFG Supports Diversity in Public Service
RFG sponsors 17th annual PPIA Public Service Expo
On July 12th more than more than 600 registered attendees and 80 exhibitors attended the PPIA Public Service Expo. PPIA Junior Summer Institute Fellows from Princeton University and Carnegie Mellon University heard a keynote speech from Congressman Joaquin Castro before attending sessions with PPIA alumni, graduate school admissions representatives, the Government Accountability Office, and the Congressional Budget Office. RFG was pleased to be the signature Gold Expo Sponsor for the event, and our contribution was recognized in PPIA’s fall newsletter.
The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) is a not-for-profit that has been supporting efforts to increase diversity in public service for 39 years. PPIA believes that our society is best served by public managers, policy makers, and community leaders who represent diverse backgrounds and perspectives. To achieve this goal, PPIA has a focus on students from groups who are underrepresented in leadership positions in government, nonprofits, international organizations and other institutional settings. Furthermore, international affairs are increasingly mixed with local concerns. Addressing such global issues make diversity a critical goal in professional public service.