In 2020, the Cooper Center published its five-year strategic plan: Reimagining Public Service, which was inspired by our core values of access, collaboration, communities and impact. The plan not only helped us to develop a clear path forward, but clarified the strategic focus for our Center's work. Two initiatives important to our reimagining public service include illustrating our impact—how our work makes a difference in communities across the Commonwealth and ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion are woven into all aspects of our work. 

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Reimagining Public Service

View the Cooper Center's five-year strategic plan, which outlines how we will help to build more resilient communities in partnership with leaders and organizations across the Commonwealth.

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Embracing a More Inclusive Future

Learn more about how the Cooper Center is examining its work through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion to ensure our work is reflective of the needs of all. 

Charles Hartgrove, VIG Director

Making an Impact through Our Work

Explore the Cooper Center's first impact report as well as stories and videos that illustrate how we are making a difference through our inclusive leadership programs and public impact research.