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    Moments in Public Service

    The Center for Public Service is recognizing moments where public servants helped another person in need, made a difference in their communities, or brought change to the world. Moments like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s March on Washington that helped pave the way for civil and economic rights for African Americans. Or moments where hundreds of emergency personnel risked or gave their lives to rescue people during the September 11 attacks.  Moment like these can be influential in bringing change, creating heroes, and making a difference in communities all over the United States, and even the world. 

    In paying tribute to moments in public service that led to positive changes in the world or helped others, we invite you to explore the Center and read about organizations supporting public service related initiatives. Or you can learn about Kaplan University students and faculty who shared their own moments in public service during our “30 Days of Inspiration” initiative last year.  You can also take part in celebrating and paying tribute to moments that changed the world by taking our “Match the Moment” quiz to learn more about moments in public service.

    CPS - Christina Migliara

    The Defining Moment: A Journey on the Jungle Gym

    By Christina Migliara, Department Chair, Psychology 


    When you ask someone what made them go into a career they are passionate about, they usually can pinpoint a defining moment at which they knew this was the career for them. I didn’t know my moment was my moment until recently.

    My Moment
    CPS - Holli Vah Seliskar

    My Moment in Public Service – “The Web”

    By Holli Vah Seliskar, Assistant Academic Chair, Criminal Justice 


    In working with at-risk youth through the United Way and the Mandel Foundation, I experienced several moments that affirmed and contributed to the person I am today.

    My Moment
    CPS - Dale Kimball

    Professor Dale Kimball, EdD Shares His Moments in Public Service as an Educator

    A teacher for nearly 40 years, Kaplan University’s Professor Dale Kimball already knew in high school exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up.

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    Match the Moment

    Kaplan University’s College of Public Service challenges you to “Match the Moments in Public Service” for a chance to win a new digital camera.

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    The King Center

    The King Center

    The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (better known as The King Center) was established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King, widow of America’s most famous civil rights leader. 

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    CPS - Partnership for Public Service

    Non-Profit Spotlight: Partnership for Public Service

    The Partnership for Public Service (PPS) is nonprofit organization that works to revitalize the federal government by training a new generation to serve and transform the way our government works. They believe that “building, energizing, and maintaining a high-quality workforce is the key to the success of any organization—and the federal government is no different.” PPS uses a number of programs to achieve their three strategic goals: building communities of support, securing the right talent, and fueling innovation.

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    CPS - Points of Light

    30 Days of Inspiration

    Read true stories about College of Social and Behavioral Sciences faculty, students, and graduates making a positive impact in the world.

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