Certificate Program

Application for Fall 2017 is now open!

Deadline: October 31, 2017

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. 

Core Courses

  • 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

The Cohort: 

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