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DHS Local Government Case Competition

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 Date of competition  
November 12-15, 2014 

Register By  
October 29, 2014 
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Are you graduate student in the fields of public policy, social work, business or law?
Are you interested in a career in the public sector?

By participating in the DHS Local Government Case Competition, you will have an opportunity

  • To explore career possibilities in an intellectually challenging way
  • To strategize with your peers from some of the top public policy, social work, business and law programs in the region
  • To experience an in-depth look at the Allegheny County Department of Human Services
  • To interact with some of the foremost leaders in local government, private foundations and the academic community in Allegheny County

As a participant, you will

  • Be assigned to an interdisciplinary team
  • Work with team members to solve a real-world problem related to human services delivery
  • Receive the case, analyze it and present your plan to a panel of distinguished judges after less than 72 hours
  • Be eligible to win a team prize (courtesy of the Human Services Integration Fund) of up to $3,000 after final presentations

Past challenges have to asked students to:  

  • Build a human services workforce for the 21st century (2013) 
  • Respond to a Request for Proposals to address suburban poverty and improve the lives of those affected by it. (2012)
  • Develop a strategic plan that DHS could employ to improve the experiences of individuals living with serious mental illness. (2011)
  • Devise a plan that would narrow the academic achievement gap for students involved in DHS and raise the bar for all students enrolled in the Pittsburgh Public Schools. (2010)
  • Develop a strategic plan for a new non-profit organization called the Homewood Children's Village. (2009)
  • Position DHS as leader in the environmental sustainability movement. (2008)
  • Imagine what DHS and human services delivery might look like in 20 years. (2007)

For more information, contact: dhs-research@alleghenycounty.us 
 



Winning Presentations

2013 Winning Presentations

Competition Challenge: Building a Human Services Workforce for the 21st Century

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2012 Winning Presentations

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2011 Winning Presentations

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2010 Winning Presentations

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2009 Winning Presentations

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Case Competition Summary Reports

Each year, DHS solicits feedback from students and judges and we use that input to continue to improve the experience for future case competition participants. That feedback and other case competition details are included in reports about the past competitions.

pdf.gif 2013: Building a Human Services Workforce for the 21st Century 

pdf.gif 2012: Addressing Suburban Poverty and Those Affected by It 

pdf.gif 2011: Reducing Stigma among Individuals with Serious Mental Illness 

pdf.gif 2010: Pittsburgh Public Schools and the Pathways to the Promise 

pdf.gif 2009: Building the Homewood Children's Village 

pdf.gif 2008: Greening DHS 

pdf.gif 2007: The Future of DHS