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: Julman Tolentino, Julman.Tolentino@cuny.edu
Effective Fall 2018, the Murphy Institute will become the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies and this program will no longer be offered at the CUNY School of Professional Studies.
The curriculum of the Certificate in Community Leadership draws on a variety of academic disciplines to provide students with the knowledge and experience needed to address issues facing urban residents through community level work. Students will learn how communities are organized, how nonprofits serve constituents, and will gain the skills needed to foster community engagement that can result in social progress and political power. Students who complete the program may apply their certificate credits towards the BA in Urban and Community Studies degree program.
To qualify for the Certificate, students must have earned at least 24 credits at an accredited college or university; maintained an overall GPA of at least 2.0; and have demonstrated basic proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics. Applicants will be required to write a personal statement.