Developing Leaders to Create a Better World
As the anchor program of the Public Service Academy, the Next Generation Service Corps (NGSC) is a four-year* leadership development program in which students are armed with the courage to cross sectors, connect networks, and ignite action for the greater good. Students in the program complete a Certificate in Cross Sector Leadership, three internships, and various service and leadership experiences in addition to their program of study.
*Two year track for transfer students
Launched in 2015, the NGSC offers students a unique opportunity to learn about complex challenges from different perspectives; develop essential leadership skills through experiential learning; and build a diverse network of student peers, accomplished leaders, and community members that will aid them in achieving their goals. We envision a future shaped by leaders in all fields, across all sectors, working collaboratively to bring justice and equity to our communities and ensure the sustained development and prosperity of society and everyone in it.
At the core of the NGSC's mission is an emphasis on public service and servant leadership. Through robust curriculum, meaningful internships, and intentional leadership training and practice, students are given the tools to lead change that benefits the greater good. Service in the community and continuous reflection instill a sense of compassion and allow students to see first-hand how they can contribute to creating a better world. With support, NGSC students take responsibility for their development as a leader and have the freedom to determine how they can make the greatest impact.
NGSC Core Values