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Are you a young adult who wants to make a positive impact in the local community, in your home town, in our nation, or around the globe?  Are there pressing social issues about which you feel passionate?  Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding direction for your future career?  Then check out RMU’s Nonprofit Leadership Association (NLA) certificate program! 

RMU offers a program through which undergraduate students of diverse majors can explore careers and prepare for entry level professional positions in the not-for-profit sector.  In addition to completing all work required for a Bachelor’s degree, students take three non-credit, multi-session workshops taught by RMU’s Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management and complete a 150-hour supervised internship at a not-for-profit organization of the student’s choice.  Students also actively participate in a vibrant student organization that focuses on volunteer community service.

A student works through the certificate program at his/her own pace over the four years as an undergraduate. Each student receives one-on-one mentoring from the Senior Director of Engaged Learning and Community Involvement who has a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management (Nonprofit Management concentration) and has spent her entire career in the not-for-profit sector.

Students who come to RMU are impressive!  Some have already done hundreds of hours of community service in high school.  Others dream of starting their own not-for-profit organizations to address today’s most challenging social issues.  Still others simply want to “help people.”  If any of these describe you, then check out RMU's Nonprofit Leadership Association certificate program!  For more information or to set up a meeting, email: Donna Anderson at 

Congratulations to Maya Ehikhamenor, Rebecca Held, Josh Horn, Cheri McChesney, and Jake Radovic who were recognized at the 2019 Student Excellence Reception for completing the NLA certificate program. 
Left to Right: Maya Ehikhamenor, Rebecca Held, Josh Horn, Cheri McChesney, & Jake Radovic

Left: Dillan Gaydos with RMU President, Dr. Howard

Right: Alexis Walker with RMU President, Dr. Howard

Congratulations to 2019 RMU/NLA graduates Dillan Gaydos and Alexis Walker, on being nominated for RMU's prestigious Presidential Transformation Award