Bridging the gap between poverty and success
Ashley Mitchell ('09) says that the JMU Centennial Scholars Program helped "bridge the gap between poverty and academic success." Now the Richmond Alternative School Teacher of the Year is helping at-risk students find their own successes.
Engaging in community classrooms
Drafting economic development plans, writing grants to improve infrastructure and developing municipality safety plans are all part of the work in local governments accomplished by JMU public policy and administration students.