Nonprofit Management Certificate Program Begins Summer 2011 Classes, June 7

On June 7, 2011, the Nonprofit Management Certificate Program offered by Adult and Continuing Education at Medgar Evers College begins Summer 2011 classes. The program consists of seven courses including: (1) Introduction to Nonprofits; (2) Nonprofit Governance; (3) Community-Building and Marketing your Nonprofit; (4) Project Evaluation; (5) Writing a Nonprofit Business Plan; (6) Corporate Sponsorship Clinic; (7) Grant writing Clinic. Students will learn the organizational and legal procedures for starting a nonprofit.

“Our Nonprofit Management Certificate Program offers an excellent opportunity for individuals to learn the process of starting a nonprofit,” said Leah Goodridge, an attorney and educator who established the program. “Students will also engage in ‘case studies’ which prepare them for the real world challenges of running a nonprofit.”

Since its establishment in October 2010, the Nonprofit Management Certificate Program courses has experienced stellar enrollment, attracting a diverse array of students who share a passion for helping people. At the end of the program, students will walk away with: a brochure for their nonprofit, a newsletter created for their nonprofit, a mini-business plan and the rough draft of a grant proposal. The program also features guest speakers from the nonprofit and public policy sectors.

Most classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 9 P.M. The program will run from June 7, 2011 to August 27, 2011. The total cost (including registration fees) is $875. For more information, call 718- 804-8850 or email

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About Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Medgar Evers College was founded in 1970 through the efforts from educators and community leaders in central Brooklyn. The College is named after Medgar Wiley Evers, a Mississippi-born black civil rights activist who was assassinated on June 12, 1963. The College is divided into four schools: The School of Business; The School of Professional and Community Development; The School of Liberal Arts and Education; and The School of Science, Health, and Technology. Through these Schools, the College offers 29 associate and baccalaureate degree programs, as well as certificate programs in fields such as English, Nursing, and Accounting. Medgar Evers College also operates several co-curricular and external programs and associated centers such as the Male Development and Empowerment Center, the Center for Women’s Development, the Center for Black Literature, and The DuBois Bunche Center for Public Policy.