2021 Certificate Cohort
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 Mel King Institute approved Racial Equity Training
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).
Certificate Cohort Applications are now CLOSED.
Please reach out to Lia Downing, the MKI Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the program.
The Mel King Insitute Certificate Program Cohort
Donald Alexis Carribbean Integration Community Development
Amanda DeGrace Waterfront Historic Area League (WHALE)
Samantha Montano Jamaica Plain NDC
Kwame Dance William James College
Alisa Galazzi HAC on Cape Cod
Katherine Martinez Lena Park CDC
Anthony Britt Commonwealth Corporation
Melinda Ward Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
Nency Salamoun City of Somerwille - Department of Health & Human Services
Ajay Kapur Philance
Katie Bosse Massachusetts Housing Partnership
Craig Panzer Interise
Tanekwah Hinds Fenway Health
Ashley Hall Greater Lawrence Family Health
Morissa Vital Seven Hills Behavioral Health
Abby Jamiel Agency Landscape + Planning
Janice Dumas Revere Housing Authority Community Member
Pat Shannon Town of Hamilton
Usha Vakil Saheli (Retired)
Chavella Lee-Pacheco Madison Park Development Corp
Nora Lutz Housing Navigator
Hannah Carillo City of Somerville
Vanessa Otero Home City Development Inc.
Congratulations to our 2018 - 2020 Graduates!
Colleen Fitzpatrick Fenway CDC
Gina Plata Just a Start
Stacy Carruth CHNA 17
Rita Shah Housing Corp of Arlington
Dawn Graham MassMutual
Cherline Gene Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Alexander Nadel Southwest Boston CDC