About the Certificate Program:
The Mel King Institute Certificate offers a new way to engage with our programming through a more comprehensive experience culminating in a credential. By participating in existing MKI courses and workshops, participants are provided an overview of the basic skills, knowledge, and values that underlie the work of community development in Massachusetts. Graduates will be equipped with an understanding to think broadly about the needs of communities, the historic and current racism that perpetuates inequalities and the tool to address community needs through analogizing data, engaging residents, economic development, infrastructure development and more. All trainings are practitioner designed and led, and oriented towards the needs and priorities of communities.
The Course Structure:
Participants in the Certificate program will have eighteen months to participate in 9 trainings.
- Intro to Community Economic Development
- Census Data
- Undoing Racism or An Alliance Racism Workshop
One training from each Learning Area
Two elective courses of the participants choosing
As a part of the certificate program, you will be a part of a cohort that meets quarterly. This will be an opportunity to network and learn from other community development professionals through conversations largely driven by your interests.
$100, plus the MACDC rate for each training (or student/intern rate, if applicable).
Welcome to our Spring 2017 Cohort!
Vel Holman New England Center and Home for Veterans
Gina Plata Just a Start
Stacy Carruth CHNA 17
Colleen Fitzpatrick Fenway CDC
Donald Alexis Carribbean Integration Community Development
Amanda DeGrace Waterfront Historic Area League (WHALE)
Breyana Ellis LISC Americorps/ Dorchester Bay EDC