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Nonprofit Management



Social justice, management best practices, and engagement with real clients are emphasized in this professional graduate program for leaders of the global nonprofit sector. Click here to find out more.

Summer and Fall 2014 Milano Course Schedules

Click here to view the Summer 2014 Milano Course Schedule (PDF).

Click here to view the Summer 2014 Language Course Schedule (PDF).

Click here to view theFall 2014 Milano Course Schedule (PDF).

Click here to view Fall 2014 GPIA courses by Concentration (PDF).  

Click here to view the Fall 2014 Parsons Courses of Interest to Milano Students (PDF).

Please note that schedules are subject to change, the links above are to the most recent schedules available.

Congratulations to Erica Kohl-Arenas, Recipient of Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievements in Diversity and Social Justice Teaching

kohlarenas_pictureCongratulations to Erica Kohl-Arenas, the first recipient of the Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievements in Diversity and Social Justice Teaching! This is a new award that is specifically designed to recognize faculty members whose work has demonstrated a significant commitment to social justice.

Erica’s social justice teaching includes a Milano course, Participatory Community Engagement, that she developed and has run four times through community partnerships including with the Hunts Point Alliance for Children, The New York Theater Experience, Tenants and Neighbors NYC, the Red Hook Community Justice Center, and the Center for Court Innovation. In this class students gain an understanding of the theory behind participatory community development, popular education and critical pedagogy and collectively discuss questions of powerlessness, marginalization, poverty, and inequality and how participatory processes have inspired community driven and owned approaches to addressing these enduring problems. Students also engage with current academic critiques of participatory models (Participation: the new tyranny?) in order to learn how to critically analyze and evaluate participatory processes in the context of historical patterns of co-optation and control of poor people’s movements. In the class partnerships with local organizations and communities students learn and use key participatory facilitation strategies.

This award will be publicly presented at the university-wide 2014 Commencement Ceremony, which will take place Friday, May 23 at 11 a.m. at Madison Square Garden.



NPM Professor Robin Hayes’ New Film “Black and Cuba” Premieres Friday

Black and Cuba 2Directed by Nonprofit Management Professor Robin Hayes, “Black and Cuba”, premiers Friday at the Pan-African Film Festival in Los Angeles. It follows a diverse group of street-smart students who are outcast at an elite Ivy League university, and band together to adventure to Cuba to see if revolution is truly possible. While filming their poignant encounters with AfroCuban youth, the American travelers question if either nation is post-racial or color blind. This documentary combines edgy archival footage and hip hop styled narration with exuberant scenes of island life to uncover renewed hope for equality and human rights.

Dr. Hayes says, “During this journey, my fellow students and I were confronted with stark realities that challenge romantic notions about post-racial prosperity and color-blindness in both the US and Cuba. However, realizing that AfroCubans and African Americans continue to have experiences of inequality in common renewed our hope that we can make a difference. With Black and Cuba, I aim to stimulate a vibrant international discussion that encourages audiences with a variety of perspectives to see themselves as agents of change.”



Nonprofit Management Professor Erica Kohl-Arenas Publishes Article in the Journal of Poverty


Recently, Professor Erica Kohl-Arenas published the following article in the Journal on Poverty. To access the article, click here.


NPM Alumnus Adrienne Rochetti CEO of Akimbo

adrieNPM Alumnus Adrienne Rochetti is the co-founder and CEO of Akimbo. Previously, she served as the Director of Business Development for Let All The Children Play Foundation and also worked in Global Business Development for the NBA. Recently she has been featured in two blogs, both focused on innovation.

Her first article for Women 2.0 titled Human-Centered Design V. Youth Unemployment explains how her company is using the principles of human-centered design to empower Gen Y to find jobs. The article, Technology for Social Good — Good Enough? written for Wired.com speaks about how technological impact is reaching some of the most remote and impoverished areas of the world.