MPA-ers doing cool, not government things!

When most people think MPA at UNC-Chapel Hill, they think local government. Rightfully so, we are ranked #2 in the nation for the local government area of study. However, that is not where our knowledge stops.

Like I mentioned a few blog posts ago, the MPA program has many different concentrations (see here). One of our concentrations is non-profit management. We offer courses such as Financial Management of Nonprofit Organizations and Grant Writing and Evaluation.

Click here to see a full list of the courses for our nonprofit management concentration.

Want to know some of the cool, not local government things our alumni are doing?

Check out Wad Khalafalla, a 2018 MPA graduate with a nonprofit management concentration. Currently, she serves as the Deputy Director of Spread the Vote in Virginia! This year, Wad was awarded the Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to teach English in Malaysia. We are super excited to see where life takes you, Wad!

To learn more about Wad’s award, click here.

Check out Ashley Kazouh, a 2019 MPA graduate with a nonprofit management concentration. She currently works as a policy analyst for the Public School Forum. Ashley supports the policy team by monitoring, documenting, and providing analysis of current education policy issues in North Carolina. Talk about impact!

To learn more about Ashley’s role, click here.

Check out Ebony West, another 2018 MPA graduate, who now works at the Triangle Community Foundation as the Programs and Engagement Associate. In her role, Ebony establishes and strengthens relationships with nonprofit organizations and other partners in the region. She provides the Foundation with the community and nonprofit research about systemic inequities. Amazing!

To learn more about Ebony’s role, click here.

These are only some of the options that MPA graduates have. Cara and I are always working to strengthen our relationships with nonprofits so that we can support our students! So much so that yesterday, I went to the Orange County Third Sector Alliance Nonprofit Fair.  It was an awesome opportunity to network and connect with nonprofits like the Compass Center for Women and Families, Wonder Connection, the Dispute Settlement Center, and Grow Your World. Needless to say, they were excited to know that MPA-ers are interested in nonprofit work as well!

See you next time!