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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.

A Surprise Reunion for Three Milano Alumni

alumnireunionIt was a surprise reunion this week in D.C. for Milano alumni Heather Sheridan, Blaise Rastello and Nicole Giannone, who ran into one another at the National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference. Since their time at Milano, all three have moved on to occupy notable positions in housing services. Heather Sheridan is now the Director of Homeless Services at the Maryland Department of Human Resources, Blaise Rastello works as the Development Director of Affordable Housing at Gilbane Development Company in Virginia, and Nicole Giannone holds the title of Director of Evaluation, Training and Advocacy at Ali Forney Center in New York City.
Great to see our alumni accomplishing great things and staying in touch!

Professor Erica Kohl-Arenas Discusses Addressing Inequality Via Philanthropy

Erica Kohl-Arenas

Kohl-Arenas, who has researched foundations for many years, investigates whether or not foundation philanthropy can substantially address inequalities in America.

“Across the twitter-sphere philanthropy insiders are congratulating the Ford Foundation for its recent announcement to commit all grant-making to tackling inequality. But is this move as new or as bold as many people think? Haven’t we been here before?”

Access the full publication here: Can Philanthropy Ever Reduce Inequality?


Livestream the Milano Recognition Ceremony!

Milano LogoThe 2015 Milano Recognition Ceremony is happening this Thursday, May 21 at 4:30pm at the University Center of The New School. Graduates from all of the programs are individually recognized for the completion of their degrees and certificates and awards will be given out to students from each program. The ceremony features speeches by two outstanding students: William Bradley Luckhardt (Organizational Change Management) and Mina A. Addo (Urban Policy Analysis and Management).

If you can’t make it in person, the event will be available to watch on Livestream.

Here is the video link: http://livestream.com/TheNewSchool/2015-Milano-Recognition-Ceremony

Congratulations 2015 Milano Graduates!




Alumni Spotlight: Rachel Dawn Davis

MeandPrezWJCTell us a little bit about yourself:

I’m a Sustainability Strategist, consulting for an array of clients interested in building their brand upon a foundation of organization and clarity. I’m interested in community movements, media and music. The power of the internet, a tool which connects a broad ecosystem of change makers and fundraisers for social change, astounds me, almost as much as our molecular make up.   

What brought you to Milano?

I became an activist while thrust into a legal assistant job at a 250+ year old law firm.  I was caring for my elderly grandfather in my hometown, where my mother also grew up, commuting from Teaneck to Manhattan and then Franklin Park to Wall Street. I built diverse coalitions at work and in New Jersey, using communications and marketing to drive awareness campaigns and electoral outcomes during the 2006 midterm elections. 



Run For The New School Student Senate And Represent NSPE!

10991525_966982913320450_8076359156018456440_oDear NSPE Students
We would like to encourage everyone to apply for the University Student Senate elections this Spring. Participating in the student senate is a valuable experience for anyone who would like to gain practical experience in political policy, organizational management, [anger management] and extracurricular engagement, while improving services and student engagement at the New School. The University Student Senate supports student initiatives and liaises between students, faculty and the administration in an open forum. 
We encourage students from all Schools of Public Engagement to apply to represent their fellow students in the senate.  
School of Writing
School of Languages
School of Media Studies
Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students
Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
Applications are due this Thursday April 30 at 11PM through the USS website/Elections. Voting will start on Monday May 4th and run until Saturday at noon
Please do contact any of the current NSPE Senators or the NSPE Student Government Founding Students:
Simon Henschel Henss376@newschool.edu

Good Luck!