What do the alumni say about the program?
Most of our alumni are able to use the program as a stepping stone to change their careers to better align with their goals and to transform the way they think about their work.
But don’t take our word for it. If you’d like to talk directly with an alum, feel free to call (310) 578-1080 x 314 or email [email protected]
Here are a few things our alumni have had to say:
“The competency-based nature of the program allowed me to use my own organization as a model throughout the program. This allowed me to build tools that I used in real time.” – Karen Louis, MANM 2016, Executive Director, Neighborhood Music School.
“I am deeply grateful to finish the program not only with a new degree, but with a new family that I envision being a part of my life and career forever.” – Layah Willis, MANM 2015, Founder, City Youth Exposure
“I was hired, with no executive experience, as Executive Director at my organization. I don’t think I would’ve survived the executive transition without going through the program.” Celina Alvarez, MANM 2017, Executive Director, HousingWorks
“This program is about so much more than learning about nonprofit management. I was looking to make a smooth career transition to the nonprofit world that I love. What I received was so much more. This program had me continually reevaluating the way I think and the paradigms I lived by.” Michelle Goddess, MANM 2016, President Advisory Council, Salvation Army Compton and Simion Center.
“As a result of this program, I have a new lens through which to view my participation in the nonprofit sector and my community. It will continue to shape my approach to my work, and the rest of my endeavors going forward. I give great credit to the faculty for being bold and challenging us to go far beyond our comfort zone.” Alejandro Soschin, MANM 2016, Board Development and Strategic Planning Consultant, InsightLA.
“After doing the program, I was really able to combine the really big picture of the nonprofit sector into my work which really allowed me to be successful in ways I had never been before. And not only as a communications person. But someone who can aspire to lead a nonprofit in the future.” — Diego Ortiz, MANM 2017, Communications Director NYC, American Heart Association