Public Matters began in 2009 as an experimental course offered by the Lowell Plan Inc. to create a dialogue between the Lowell Plan and exceptional leaders in the Lowell community. The Lowell Plan Inc. continues to shape a Public Matters course that responds to the times and acts as a forum for learning, discussion, mentorship, and problem solving in the Lowell community. Please look at our Classes and Syllabi pages for more detail.