The Volcker Alliance is excited to announce an expansion of its Government-to-University Initiative (G2U) with the launch of two new G2U Regional Councils in Los Angeles, California, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. G2U is an innovative approach to addressing critical governance challenges by building structured regional networks of governments and universities. The initiative aims to catalyze a robust local marketplace that can sustainably connect governments’ hiring and research needs with local university capacity.

To anchor these efforts, the Volcker Alliance is partnering with the Southern California Association of Governments in Los Angeles, and Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy and Metro21: Smart Cities Institute in Pittsburgh. These new sites will build upon the success of the pilot G2U Coalition in Kansas City led by the Mid-America Regional Council, which will celebrate its one-year anniversary with its first regionwide Coalition Convening on April 21.

Throughout 2020, the Volcker Alliance will work to build connections within the growing cohort of Regional Councils and will explore opportunities to expand the G2U network further. Please email if you’d like to learn more.

The Robertson Foundation for Government is a proud sponsor of the Government-to-University Initiative.

Read the full announcement here