PACE News & Events

Save the Date for Future Focused: An Inaugural PACE Alumni Networking Roundtable and Reception 

Wed, March 29th, 5:30 – 9:00 pm,  Redwood City

Join PACE alumni, students, faculty, and partners in San Mateo County for this Inaugural Networking Roundtable and Reception.  This networking event will feature provide a forum to address issues of how the work of the public and nonprofit sector may be affected by the recent elections. Participants will engage in an interactive exercise rooted in principles of human-centered design to identify challenges confronting public and nonprofit professionals and share strategies, resources, and ideas that could address those challenges and promote a positive vision of how we can make the lives of our clients, constituents and neighbors better in the face of an uncertain future.  The reception will include time for open discussion and joint problem solving and as well as ample time to mix-and-mingle with the alumni, faculty and students in our terrific programs in the School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement.   Stay tuned for more information and the official invitation!  If you want to receive an official invitation, make sure we’ve got your current contact information by emailing with the following information:  Name, Degree(s) Awarded from SF State, Year Degree(s) Awarded, Current Affiliation, Email address.

PACE Scholarships:  Application to Apply is Extended to March 10, 2017 
For the scholarship criteria and application process, visit Academic Works,

The following is a list of PACE scholarships with their links in Academic Works:

·      Cho Public Service Scholarship (for public administration students)

·      Eugene I. Pearl Memorial Scholarship (for public administration students)

·      Merritt Community Capital Scholarship in Public Administration (for public administration students)

·      Merritt Community Capital Scholarship in Urban Studies and Planning (for urban studies and planning students)

*     Columbia Law Enforncement of CA Scholarship (deadline is Feb 28, 2017)

Questions regarding PACE’s Scholarships, please email at


PACE Faculty Discuss Homeless in the Bay Area

Dr. Brown and Dr. Yarbrough of SF State’s School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement were panelist on a Storefront Lab discussion on October 11, 2016 titled “Towards a Compassionate City: A Conversation About Homeless Encampments”. 

PACE Practitioner-in-Residence is awarded Juvenile Advocate of the Year

On September 17th, CJCJ's Executive Director and PACE Practitioner-in-Residence,  Daniel Macallair, was recognized by the Pacific Juvenile Defender Center (PJDC) for his decades of work in the field of juvenile justice. At PJDC's 13th Annual Roundtable Conference, Macallair was honored with the Juvenile Advocate of the Year Award for 2016, and also provided the keynote address on the "History of the California Youth Authority and Lessons Not Learned."