PACE News & Events

Future Focused: An Inaugural PACE Alumni Networking Roundtable and Reception 

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

This networking event features an interactive activity that guides participants to work together to identify challenges confronting public and nonprofit professionals and share strategies, resources, and ideas that could address those challenges.

The reception includes 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.   In addition, representatives from San Mateo County's Human Resources Department will be available to talk about job opportunities with the County for interested attendees.  Light refreshments will be served. 

The event is free, but an RSVP is required.  RSVP by Friday, March 17 by 5pm to be entered into a raffle for two tickets to the 2017 Jazz and Champagne SF State Brunch on the Bay:  take in the sights and sounds of the beautiful San Francisco Bay over champange brunch and live jazz on Sunday, April 23, 2017.

If you did not receive an invitation to this event via email, contact  to request one.  Please provide your degree program and (expected) graduation year.



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."