From the Bottom Up
"Every day is an opportunity to organize and strengthen community power."
Graduates pursue careers that make a difference in nonprofits, government offices, political entities, and the private sector. Career paths include governmental relations and advocacy; nonprofit advocacy and administration; grassroots and community organizing; campaign strategy and management; lobbying; and policy writing.
Our program benefits greatly from active and engaged alumni across the country who are eager to work with current students. Alumni support students with internships and career seminars, by serving on thesis committees, and by hiring students in permanent jobs following graduation.
"The program provided me with a safe environment to re-define my values, develop new skills, and enhance my life and work ethics. It challenged me to be a tolerant and receptive person to communities that I had always excluded from my private sphere because I was raised in a community that doesn’t accept the ‘other.’”