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Oakstop and Presidio: Partnering for Social Impact in Oakland and Beyond

Presidio News, Community, Student Experience

I had the opportunity to connect with entrepreneur and community organizer Trevor Parham, who is also founder and CEO of Oakstop, an Oakland gallery, event, and coworking space that we’re proud to have selected as our new Presidio classroom location. In Trevor’s words, Oakstop is a “Black-owned and -operated business that uses commercial real estate …

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Elizabeth Leiba on Shaping Modern Leaders for Societal Change

Presidio News, Community

We’re incredibly excited to welcome incoming Professor Elizabeth Leiba to Presidio Graduate School. I recently sat down with her to learn more about her journey, why she decided to teach at Presidio, and what she’s most excited for her students to take away from her course. Here is our conversation. Maggie: What attracted you to …

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Presidio Graduate School Partners with CivicSpark Climate Action Corps

Presidio News, Community

For CivicSpark Climate Action Corps Fellows who spend a year implementing sustainability and resilience projects in California’s local public agencies, a next career-building step is to earn a Master of Public Administration or Master of Business Administration degree in Sustainable Solutions from San Francisco-based Presidio Graduate School. This is the path that CivicSpark Alumnus Adam …

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Celebrating Presidio’s Class of 2021: Showcase and Commencement

Presidio News, Community

As their time as Presidio students came to a close, our community had the privilege and pleasure of celebrating the resilience and extraordinary accomplishments of the Class of 2021 during their final Showcase presentations and Commencement ceremony. These two events are huge milestones in the Presidio academic journey, and provide our community meaningful opportunities for …

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Presidio Graduate School Partners with Climate Reality Bay Area

Presidio News, Community

The Climate Reality Project Bay Area Chapter was started and is anchored by hundreds of dedicated climate advocates, many of whom have completed Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps training with former Vice President Al Gore and world-renowned scientists. Its members represent all age groups and professions—teachers, students, doctors, business professionals, non-profit leaders, artists, authors, and …

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An Interview With Andrea Prebys-Williams on Teaching Servant Leadership

Presidio News, Social Justice, Community

I recently sat down with Professor Andrea Prebys-Williams to learn more about her academic journey from Presidio student to faculty member. and we also discussed the value of Presidio’s online Master of Public Administration degree program in cultivating the type of leadership that our public and social sectors urgently need. Here is our conversation. Maggie: …

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Award-Winning Film on Social Enterprise, Seeding Change, Features Presidio Graduate School

Award-Winning Film on Social Enterprise, Seeding Change, Features Presidio Graduate School

Presidio News, Sustainability

When I was approached by Sambazon Co-Founder Jeremy Black late in 2019 to be interviewed for Seeding Change, a film about social enterprise, I was pleased to comply. The Presidio relationship with Sambazon stems from the fact that our students have done several Experiential Learning (EL) projects for the company in our Operations, Engagement, Finance, …

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What Our Scholarships Say About Our Values

Presidio News, Student Experience

A dear colleague that I considered to be a mentor once told me something that has stuck with me over the years: “You can tell the true mission of an organization by looking at its balance sheet.” It made so much sense to me because financial resources are finite, mission-critical, and have a direct impact …

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Returning to Presidio Graduate School

Presidio News, Community

When I left PGS in 2012, I never imagined that I would return. When we picture our career trajectories, we always imagine moving forward, on to something new. But honestly, it does feel like something new. While the mission and structure are the same, Presidio Graduate School has changed. The school is in such a …

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Welcoming Our Newest Presidians!

Presidio News, Student Experience

As a new term begins, we are proud to welcome the next group of Presidians entering our MBA, Dual Degree, and MPA programs. PGS is in the unique position of being able to attract students who are passionate about creating a more sustainable and equitable future. Please meet a few of these gifted and inspiring …

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