Moakley Center for Public Management

Suffolk University’s Moakley Center for Public Management is actively engaged in the local community, fostering public discourse, supporting and advising community organizations and providing educational opportunities to build human capital in the public service industry.

Building Human Capital

Working with many long-term community partners, The Moakley center has been continuing Joe Moakley’s legacy of educating the public service work force by providing affordable and accessible graduate level certificate programs to thousands of state, local officials, and nonprofit leaders across Massachusetts. To date, over 2,000 students have graduated from our certificate programs.

Promoting Public Discourse

The encouragement of community discourse on pressing public issues is at the core of the Moakley Center's mission. Suffolk University, in collaboration with community partners such as the Massachusetts Municipal Association, created the Moakley Forum to honor and promote Congressman Moakley’s outstanding legacy in public service and to evoke his passion for engaging communities in the discourse of public life.

Supporting & Advising Community Organizations

The Moakley Center undertakes a variety of projects to support public service work carried out by both public and nonprofit organizations in the community. Some of the work is done under contract, some on a pro bono basis. Our current projects include:

  • iWorks Internship Program
  • Legislative Academy
  • Women with Purpose

Learn more about our community engagement.