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In this 12-month course, you will access advanced training, peer mentoring, and coaching that builds sustainable models for social change.

Available only to graduate leaders who completed Fundamentals and/or Workshops programs.


This course is taught Annually for free.

12 months

January - December


must be graduated from our programs


program design & evaluation

organizational performance & evaluation

Nonprofit organizational development

fundraising & data collection

Start your leadership journey today! 


Startups are knowledgeable, sustainable, paired with a mentor, & receive added support

Social Innovation

Startups are socially innovating, driving solutions & generating new knowledge


Startups serve as a bridge between university resources & west side neighborhoods


Startups support the health and well-being of west side neighborhoods

culturally responsive

Startups increase capacity to implement culturally responsive strategies that incorporate a diverse understanding of and approaches to education & well-being


Startups spaces are accessible & visible to west side residents


Startups spaces are sustainable with robust services


Startups spaces create a “united community” of shared resources overcoming barriers to success

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