Voices of Public Service Welcomes Zeke Cohen, Baltimore City Councilmember
Join Us for Voices of Public Service event on Wednesday 10/18 at 4:00 PM via Zoom.
Voices of Public Service is a monthly series that gives students an opportunity to learn about public service careers from seasoned professionals. Guest speakers include government and nonprofit leaders, elected officials, and business leaders who have made a civic contribution to society.
Zeke Cohen has represented Baltimore’s First District on the City Council since 2016, delivering top-level constituent services while providing transparency throughout the process. Zeke’s team successfully resolved 4,147 unique constituent service requests, while passing landmark legislation.
Zeke, his wife Reena and their two children live in the Brewers Hill neighborhood. Before being elected to the City Council, he taught middle school in West and South Baltimore where he was awarded the Elizabeth Lawrence Prize for excellence as an educator. After graduating from Goucher College and receiving a master’s in public policy from Johns Hopkins, Zeke founded and ran a nonprofit where he taught civic leadership to high school students.
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Schaefer Center Launches new NextGen Leaders for Public Service Program
In December 2022, the Schaefer Center launched its new NextGen Leaders for Public Service Program. Learn more about the launch and the Schaefer Center’s work to support Maryland’s Public Service pipeline.
Promoting excellence in Maryland’s public and nonprofit organizations
Established in 1985, the William Donald Schaefer Center for Public Policy is Maryland’s preeminent applied research and policy analysis center. As part of the University of Baltimore’s College of Public Affairs, the Schaefer Center promotes excellence in Maryland’s public and nonprofit organizations through applied research, technical assistance, policy analysis, policy conferences, and professional development programs.
The Schaefer Center is a non-partisan organization that leverages the expertise of the university community in its work to:
- Inform decision makers through applied research and program evaluation;
- Develop public servants through its professional development program;
- Promote public discourse through policy analysis and conferences; and
- Grow future leaders through applied learning activities for students.