Selected MPP Practicum Projects 2008-2015


Client Topic
California Senate Advisory Commission on Cost Control in State Government Use of telecommunication systems in state government as an efficiency tool
Congressional Research Service Homeownership’s role in retirement income security: An analysis of the Survey of Consumer Finances 2004–2013
Innovate Public Schools Investing in low-income and English learner student achievement: Analysis of local control funding allocations in Silicon Valley
Fundar (Mexico) Best practices for civilian advisory boards in Mexico
ProCDMX (Mexico) Innovation’s crucible: Exploring lessons, strategies and ideas from innovation districts for Mexico City’s CDMX project
United States Government Accountability Office U.S. Mexico border trade facilitation
United Nations, Division for Public Administration and Development Management An Exploration of the Implementation and Sustainability of Urban Area Policies Aimed at Millennium Development Goals #1 and #7
The Urban Institute Residential Churn: Demographic Changes and Housing Demand
U.S. Government Accountablity Office (GAO) Women in Combat: Analysis of U.S. Army and Marine Corps’ Integration of Women into Direct Combat Positions
California Foundation for Commerce and Education (affiliated with the California Chamber of Commerce) Transitioning From the Gasoline Tax to a Fee on Vehicle Miles Traveled
The City Project Incorporating Race into the Plan for a Healthy L.A.
California Research Bureau Freedom or Fairness? Exploring the Neutrality of Charter School Discipline Policies With Respect to School Demographics
Smart Growth America The Economic Impact of Smart Growth Development: A Case Study Analysis of Smart Growth Policy Implementation
Consejo Consultivo del Agua The Institutional Structure of Water Policy in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area
Child Welfare Initiative Improving Employment Outcomes for Transition-Age Foster Youth in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Assessing the Ecnomic Impact of the Panama Canal Expansion
Los Angeles Food Policy Council Creating Healthy Corner Stores: An Analysis of Factors Necessary for Effective Corner Store Conversion Programs
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regulatory Authority and Hydraulic Fracturing
Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative Measurable Impacts of Community-Based Revitalization
United Way of Greater Los Angeles Reducing the Dropout Rate in LAUSD: A Community Capacity Approach
Congressional Research Service A Quantitative Analysis of Small Business Pension Coverage
Public Policy Institute of California Evaluating California’s Foster Care System
RAND Corporation The Role of Private Resources in Urban Public Schools
Western Center on Law and Poverty An Economic Analysis of Changes to Food Stamp and CalWORKs Funding in South Los Angeles
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Analysis of the Transportation Security Administration’s Explosive Detection Canines in the Aviation Security Program: Can Privatization Enhance Cargo Screening?
Deloitte Consulting Bridging the Gap: Opportunities for Workforce and Succession Planning in California State Government
Congressional Research Service A Spatial and Multivariate Analysis of Disability Insurance
Deloitte The Impact of the Retiring Baby Boomer Generation on the Public Sector Workforce of Southern California
U.S. Government Accountability Office Preventing Visa Overstays: Administrative Tools and Acculturation Programs
RAND Corporation Model Programs for Improving Teacher Quality and Placement
RAND Corporation Assessing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatments in Veteran’s Health Administration Facilities
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Evaluation of the HOME Investment Partnerships Program
California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research Analysis of Local Government Land Use Climate Action Plans
Universidad Politecnica de Aguascalientes PyMES in Aguascalientes: An Analysis of Economic Development
Universidad Anahuac de Xalapa Creating a Sustainable Development Model for the Ejido Ingenio del Rosario in Veracruz, Mexico
California Research Bureau Measuring the Effects of Video Surveillance on Crime in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Board of Public Works Feasibility of Contracting Out to Reduce Program Costs
City of Los Angeles, Office of the Controller An Assessment of the Legislative Process for the City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency An Analysis of Actionable Policy Options for Housing Homeless Families
Planning Company Associates Assessing The Benefits of Infill Development
Los Angeles Bond Oversight Commission The Role of School Facilities in Student, Parent, and Community Engagement
Black and Veatch Corporation An Examination of Public Policies Required for Commercializing Smart Grid Technologies
California Mental Health Directors Association Turning Dollars into Delivery: Financing California’s Public Mental Health System
Los Angeles Mayor’s Office, Performance Management Unit Developing a Strategic Capital Planning Policy for the City of Los Angeles
City of Los Angeles Chief Legislative Analyst Homelessness in the County and City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office Service Integration Branch Los Angeles County’s Up-Front Vocational Assessment Pilot Early Implementation Evaluation
Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing Addressing Affordable Housing In The City Of Los Angeles