NCCU Launches Students in Public Service Academy

Posted March 18, 2024, 7:22PM

[DURHAM, NC] — North Carolina Central University (NCCU) proudly unveiled the Students in Public Service Academy (SiPS). A first cohort of students will start their journey with SiPS. 

The SiPS Academy aims to provide students with a unique platform for learning, networking, and engagement in public service initiatives.

A launch event on February 22 included remarks from the Special Assistant to the Mayor of Durham and Provost David H. Jackson, Ph.D.

In a video message, the Volcker Alliance (Next Gen Service Corp), the primary benefactor of the Academy, recognized North Carolina Central University as not only the first historically Black college and university (HBCU) to join their institutional cohorts but was also the first HBCU to launch its public service program. This recognition solidifies NCCU's commitment to innovation and leadership in fostering the next generation of public service professionals. 

"This academy represents a commitment to cultivating future leaders dedicated to public service, and we believe it will play a vital role in shaping the future of our community and beyond,” said Courtney Boykin, SiPS Academy Director at NCCU.

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