Master of Science in Nonprofit Management

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Nonprofit Management 2019 Graduate Student Award Winners

Isake Khadija Smith | Outstanding Student Award
Isake Smith is a Brooklyn native. She came to the Nonprofit Management program with a background in youth development and LGBTQ+ advocacy. During her time at Milano, she completed a diversity and inclusion internship at a tech company, as well as continuing as a consultant for education based programs. After graduation, Isake wishes to pursue a career in diversity & inclusion and creating equitable workplaces.


Ariana Cecilia Arancibia | Best Paper Award for “Voluntary Community Groups + Community Development: Improving Group Structure Development Practices to Promote Active Participation in Trauma Impacted Communities”
Ariana Cecilia Arancibia is a social justice advocate who has been working in the NYC urban agriculture field for 6 years, with a focus on promoting community-driven decision-making and the development of voluntary community groups. Her time at Milano has been split between working full-time for NYC Parks and advancing her knowledge of the nonprofit field, in an effort to better understand how city agencies and nonprofits can work in tandem to provide greater, more community-led, open green space. Ariana works as a Project Planner for NYC Parks and aims to continue her upward trajectory in public service—here or in her home state of New Jersey.  

The advanced seminar, capstone course, culminates the Milano experience in a meaningful and integrated way. Recent Student Capstone Projects

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Nonprofit Management News

Alumna Jody Adams ’18 #100WordsOrLess

Jody Adams Management, MS 2018 Executive Director Generation Change At Milano, I was able and encouraged to interlace what was truly “me” into my academic studies.  I combined my Wall Street experience, finance background and years of volunteering with my desire to better understand the intersection between gender and leadership. All of which led me to my current pursuit. Today, as Executive Director, I am charged with leading and nurturing a small, but impactful, girls’ leadership camp into a regionally recognized nonprofit determined to foster healthy relationships across generations with the intent of emboldening youth to be changemakers.  This work alone ...

Alum Lindsay Kendrick ’11 named dean of students NYU Law

Milano Management alum Lindsay Kendrick, who joined NYU Law last November to head the Law School’s diversity and inclusion efforts, has been appointed dean of students. “Since joining us last year, Lindsay has become a very important leader of the NYU Law community," Dean Trevor Morrison says. "She brings great wisdom, sound judgment, and a deep commitment to our students—as well as to the goals of diversity and inclusion—to all that she does, and I am very grateful to her for taking on this new role." Kendrick will continue to serve as the Law School’s assistant dean for diversity and inclusion, ...

Congratulations, Spring 2019 Graduates!

Highlights from the Milano School Master’s, PhD, and Certificate Candidates Recognition Ceremony, May 16, 2019 2019 Milano School Recognition Ceremony   The Evening in Pictures:  Recognition Ceremony 2019 Slideshow 2019 Student Speaker  Grace Saraspi Peñaranda 2019 Student Awards Recipients of the Distinguished Student Award Hanin Haithan Khawaja Grace Saraspi Peñaranda Recipient of the John Clinton Outstanding Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management Student Award Caroline Thompson MS in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management Best Paper Award Maria C. Coello, Exploring the Impacts of Aerial Fumigation on Communities Near Banana Farms in the Province of Los Rios, Ecuador Recipient of the MS ...

Power of Plants

In response to the United States’ 50-year failed experiment with factory farming, New School alumni Dana Rosati’s (MS Nonprofit Management '18) original research in partnership with The Good Food Institute and with support from faculty Dennis Derryck and Hank Goldstein developed a business action plan for food producers to bring locally-sourced, plant-based protein, meat and dairy alternatives into private school lunch programs. Read her recommendations and findings here ...

Milano Management Brown Bag Talk | Reimagining Social Movements

The power of social movements to hold governments, institutions, and individuals accountable is increasingly apparent in these troubling and turbulent times. While many people define any gathering of people as a social movement, in this Brown Bag, Milano Professor, Sujatha Jesudason shares a more nuanced definition of social movements and explores the need for creativity and innovation in reimagining social movements. She shares her work in creating a hub for Social Movements + Innovation @The New School and discusses the kinds of questions she is exploring in her community-engaged research and social justice leadership at the intersection of design, innovation, power, and movements. At this Milano Management Brown Bag, Prof Sujatha ...