Public Matters began 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. Since its inception in 2009 the Lowell Plan Inc. has continued to evolve and create a Public Matters course that 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.