Master of Science in Nonprofit Management

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

Nonprofit Management 2019 Graduate Student Award Winners

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.  

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.


Nonprofit Management News

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 ...

Alumnus Timothy Johnson ’09 Promoted to Chief Strategy and Impact Officer

United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) announced the promotion of Milano Alumnus Timothy Johnson (Nonprofit Management ’09) to chief strategy and impact officer (CSIO). In his new position, Timothy will aid the organization in its fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in the National Capital community.  “Over the last 5 years, Timothy has been instrumental in leading our most valued community partnerships, all of which have provided positive opportunities and benefits for the residents we serve,” said Rosie Allen-Herring, president and CEO, United Way National Capital Area. “We are proud of his accomplishments and value his leadership within our ...

Congratulating Our December Grads | Toasting Our Alums | Celebrating Darrick Hamilton

Congratulating Our December Grads. Toasting Our Alums.🥂 Celebrating Darrick Hamilton.Posted by Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment on Monday, December 17, 2018   ...