Training in Public Policy & Race

Wilkins Community Fellows Program

This program addresses structural causes of inequality and provides a framework for creating social change using two approaches:


  • Build the capacity of local community-based organizations to use the tools of policy analysis and evaluation with the assistance of Wilkins Center graduate students trained in policy analysis
  • Prepare leaders of communities of color, via Wilkins Center graduate Students to make their own cases or social change.


The program provides an introduction to policy analysis. Participants will be able to understand basic concepts and terminology of policy analysis and understand the strengths and weaknesses of alternative approaches to policy analysis. Two key elements of policy analysis are emphasized: problem structuring and recommendation. Learn more and apply to the next Wilkins Fellows cohort

Advanced Methods Academy

Past Wilkins Community Fellows are invited to apply to the Advanced Methods Academy in summer 2018. Participants will focus on developing strategies to advance agendas on remedies to racial and economic inequalities in a heterogeneous and culturally less familiar environment and in a political setting. Learn more and apply to the Advanced Methods Academy.

Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations & Social Justice

Humphrey School of Public Affairs
217 Humphrey Center
301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-626-8093