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Continuing Education Partnerships


NeighborWorks America is proud to collaborate with the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire and Roger Williams University, to provide exciting continuing education opportunities.

Neighborworks-image-345Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire (UNH)

 

NeighborWorks is collaborating with the Carsey School of Public Policy at UNH to leverage your NeighborWorks America Professional Certificate into a Master’s Degree in Community Development. Jump-start your master’s degree with your NeighborWorks Professional Certificate — receive six graduate-level credits toward a Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice degree from UNH.

Benefits of the NeighborWorks–Carsey School of Public Policy at UNH collaboration:

  • Receive six graduate-level credits for your NeighborWorks Professional Certificate (equivalent to two elective courses). Limit of one Professional Certificate per student.

  • Students graduate with the knowledge, skills, and experience required to qualify for management positions within non-profit, non-governmental, and community-based organizations in addition to government agencies and private corporations.

Click here to get additional information. If you have any questions or would like to find out how you can turn your NeighborWorks Professional Certificate into a Master’s Degree in Community Development Policy and Practice, contact Robin Husslage, Program Manager, Carsey School of Public Policy: 603-862-2338 or robin.husslage@unh.edu.


 
The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis The previously distinct disciplines of social work and housing asset management are coming together in an exciting new certificate program offered by NeighborWorks America and the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. In this visionary training program, students learn best practices in both spheres, developing both the business skills associated with housing management as well as the life-changing skills of successful social service work. Training leads to a professional certificate that will set you apart from your peers and enhance your career prospects.

The Affordable Housing and Mixed-Income Community Management certificate incorporates three related courses:
 
  1. An introduction to affordable housing – Blending economic, educational, social and health-related services with sound business principles and practices of property management
  2. Best practices in property management – Effective and efficient property and staff management, including budgeting, leasing and maintenance
  3. Understanding the financial stability of a community – Looking at the impact of financing on community life, gaining proven strategies for managing service-enriched mixed-income properties
Each course, offered in a convenient Intensive Training Institute format, takes place over five consecutive days, with reading, homework and a final project. Together, the certificate can be completed within six months – a reasonable investment of time and effort for maximum impact in your community. Throughout the program, you’ll be building a network of forward-thinking professionals and community-minded organizations.

For more information on the courses and about enrolling in this certificate program, contact Barbara Levin, coordinator of the Brown School’s Alliance on Building Capacity, at blevin@wustl.edu or call 314-935-6661.
 

Neighborworks-image-2639Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University (RWU) has partnered with the NeighborWorks Training Institute to establish an opportunity for working professionals in the community development field. We are here to offer an in – depth, enhanced educational experience for all adult learners.
 
Enrolling with RWU through NeighborWorks America gives you additional benefits while continuing your professional development:
 
  • 15% tuition discount on Roger Williams University courses with the enrollment and completion of at least one NeighborWorks training course;
  • 3 semester hours of credit from Roger Williams University with the enrollment and completion of approved NeighborWorks America training courses. Courses must have been taken within five calendar years of registration in the Roger Williams University School of Continuing Studies (SCS);
Get more information on the degree programs and additional benefits.
 

Questions? Call us at (800) 438-5547 or e-mail us at training@nw.org.