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Graduate Program: MA, Public Service, Non Profit
Undergraduate Degree, Institution: Sociology, The Colorado College
Trinity Nonprofit Agency: St. Aemilian-Lakeside, Fund Development and Special Events Assistant
City Year, 1999-2000, Boston
I served as an AmeriCorps member with City Year Boston from 8/99 to 6/00. I worked with Citizen School teaching after school apprenticeships to urban middle school students to promote pride, joy and respect and enhance reading, writing and math skills.
The Public Service Non Profit Management Program offered a comprehensive understanding of issues affecting all non profits including finances, fundraising, evaluation, legal and public policy issues. The course work was very real-world focused and encouraged use of real examples and projects that could be used in the workplace.
As the Fund Development and Special Events Assistant at St. Aemilian-Lakeside, Inc., I was able to develop my own skills and gain experience while offering real service to the agency. My supervisors were very flexible and conscious of assigning projects in which I was able to excel and learn new skills along the way. Overall, the program helped me to gain a mature and educated view of non profit work in the United States. The academic work along with the agency placement afforded me the knowledge and experience necessary to gain a deep understanding of the third sector.
Development Manager, The Animal Foundation, Las Vegas, NV.
Carole Ferrara, Director
Carolyn Swabek, Assistant Director
Peggy Mead, Program Assistant
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