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The Institute for Poverty Studies and Economic Development (IPSED): Caring Hearts. Innovative Minds. Courageous Leaders

IPSED helps community-based  organizations, social service agencies, and businesses in the Finger Lakes region develop best practices, improve systems and craft policies to mitigate the impact of poverty on citizens.

We do this by developing and offering highly qualified graduate students, supported by our faculty, to our partner-organizations that are seeking to strengthen the impact of programs and services.

IPSED works with the community in two ways:

Thought Partner

IPSED comes alongside partner agencies to build capacity and solve problems by offering access to cutting edge research, best practices and program assessment support.

Convener & Facilitator

IPSED brings government, health care, schools, businesses, and community groups to the table and facilitates discussion and collaboration around alleviating poverty and promoting economic development.

Partner with Us

IPSED is seeking partners who are interested in radically improving systems and policies that produce economic prosperity and growth at a transformational scale. Opportunities are limited. To find out more or apply to work with us, please contact Steve Hanmer or complete the following form.

Community Partner Application

IPSED Contact

Steve Hanmer
IPSED Director of Community Partnership & Outreach
Department of Public Administration
Phone: (585) 395-8375

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Last Updated 7/1/20

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