Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Community Organizing, Certificate

This certificate examines theories and perspectives on organizing with an emphasis on preparing students to bridge differences and become community leaders for social and gender justice. Inequalities of race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, age and citizenship are just some of the differences that shape ways in which organizing is carried out and communities are formed. Through this certificate, students will learn theoretical approaches to organizing and community work and will, through experiential learning in the area of community organizing, apply these theoretical approaches. Furthermore, students are trained in practical aspects of community organizing from managing funds to utilization of technology. An Internships with a community-based organizations in the Los Angeles area will be central to completion of the certificate.