EDA University Center for
Regional Economic Innovation

Internship Programs for Distressed Communities: Pay It Forward Initiative (2012)

Project Details

Co-Learning Plan - 2012

Author: John L. Kaczynski, Saginaw Valley State University


This Co-Learning Plan introduced new knowledge about internship programs in distressed communities. It examines best practices for creating internship programs that work with community development organizations and relates them back to Mr. Kaczynski's personal experiences at Saginaw Valley State University, the "Lansing Living Leadership Program (L3)" at SVSU and the South Lansing Community Development Association.

Summit Presentation


John L. KaczynskiJohn L. Kaczynski, Saginaw Valley State University

John is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Public Policy & Service at Saginaw Valley State University. Mr. Kaczynski is also a doctoral student in the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education program at Michigan State University. He holds a Master's degree in Public Administration and a B.S. from Central Michigan University. He currently serves as President for the Central Michigan University Young Alumni Board and on the board for the American Society of Public Administrators-Capitol Region.

Project Updated As Of September 30th, 2012