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Building Caring Communities

Chau Lam, MSSP

Authored by: Chau Lam, MSSP

Photography by: Candace diCarlo

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Social change is about building communities that care about each other so that we can collectively add value in this world. I cannot create social change on a large scale unless I can succeed in inspiring and helping all those around me. My hope is that a ripple will create waves and that each of us will take a moment to realize that personal success is fruitless while others still suffer.

The MSSP degree teaches me to analyze policy with depth and with thoroughness in a way that leads to solutions. Great ideas without strategy and focus become stagnant and forgotten. This program teaches you to do both, while surrounding you with brilliant peers who inspire and amaze you every day.