Policy Connection at Wheelock
A Resource from the Office of Government and External Affairs
Policy Connection shines a spotlight on the most important policy news and initiatives and sponsors events you won't want to miss.
Policy Connection is an initiative launched by the Office of Government and External Affairs to strengthen Wheelock College's relationships with the community and all levels of government. Through Policy Connection and other initiatives, the Office encourages civic engagement on policy initiatives and issues critical to Wheelock's mission of improving the lives of children and families.
In addition, the Office of Government and External Affairs identifies leadership opportunities for the Wheelock and students, faculty, staff and alumnae. It also facilitates policy discussion, debate, and action across the College and in partnership with the broader community.
- Build Relationships: Increase institutional visibility and overall working relationships with civic and community leaders.
- Collaborate: Work with others on issues of importance to the College including identifying, pursuing, and attaining government-related funding and resources.
- Facilitate Engagement: Facilitate policy discussion, debate, and action to advance the institutional mission.
- Lead: Identify and support legislative initiatives at the local, state, and national levels that improve the lives of children and families.
Since its creation in 2006, the Office of Government and External Affairs has had an impact internally as well as externally. The creation of several programs—including the Policy Connection web pages, the Student Policy Fellows Program, the Wheelock College Political Caucus, Winter Policy Talks, and the Annual Community Dialogue on Early Education and Care—has enabled the College to increase its visibility, facilitate engagement, and build collaborative relationships to further the institution's mission.
The Office has provided increased opportunities for students, faculty, staff, alumnae and the community at large to engage in policy discussion and debate. In addition, the office has helped obtain over $5 million in government funding to underwrite programs at the College.