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Fall 2017 Catalog and Handbook 
Fall 2017 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Advanced Certificate in Community Leadership

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Academic Director: Michael Javen Fortner, PhD
CUNY School of Professional Studies
Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education
25 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

Email Contact: Crystal Joseph, CommunitySemester@sps.cuny.edu

The Program

The curriculum of the Advanced Certificate in Community Leadership draws on a variety of academic disciplines and combines theory with practical applications in order to prepare students for leadership roles in community change organizations. Students learn how communities are organized, how nonprofits serve constituents, how to analyze the contemporary forces and trends in the field of community development and social change, and build the skills necessary for fostering community empowerment. Students who complete the program may apply their certificate credits towards the MA in Urban and Studies degree program


To qualify for the certificate, students must possess a B.A. or a B.S. with at least a 2.5 GPA or higher from an accredited undergraduate institution. Applicants will be required to write a personal statement.


Students will complete 12 credits, as outlined below. 

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