To elevate civic discourse to ensure that public service is not only a positive and attractive career option, but also a “calling” – respected, essential and dynamic.
MSU Denver’s center for public service, formerly the Hart Center for Public Service, engages with, encourages and empowers faculty and students to participate more deeply and directly in civic life. Civic Engagement programming has been the cornerstone of MSU Denver’s mission.
The center for public service has a national advisory board of household names and a roster of leaders who have experience as elected leaders and public servants. In addition to working directly with students, the center for public service will be a platform to lift up the conversation about public service more broadly and with local and national communities.
The Hart Center was founded and named after Gary Hart, a former United States Senator. Its mission was to design and develop a world class public service center at MSU Denver dedicated to inspiring a diverse body of future leaders in public service.
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The center for public service at MSU Denver envisions a nation of engaged and contributing individuals committed to public service and to promoting the values and principles of our American democratic republic.
To inspire and encourage greater civic engagement by providing all those committed to public service with the tools needed to be effective through direct learning and active participation in community service and government. In so doing, create the country’s most diverse, talented and committed body of future leaders for the public and nonprofit sectors.