Community & Nonprofit Leadership

Brian Christens, Professor Brian Christens

Community and Nonprofit Leadership (CNPL) develops caring professionals to lead in the thriving nonprofit sector. In smaller, inclusive, project-based courses, CNPL students collaborate with each other and community partners. Through service-learning, applied research, and internship experiences, students impact the community even before they graduate. CNPL graduates are prepared for a range of careers that support human, family, and civil society issues such as: food and environmental justice, homelessness and rights to housing, health equity, gender equality, racial justice, community and leadership development, community organizing, advocacy, and more.

CNPL is part of the Civil Society and Community Studies department that focuses on community leadership, educating both undergraduate and graduate UW-Madison students.

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Connect with one of our academic advisors to learn more about SoHE’s CNPL major, tour our school, and even attend a class.

Student Academic Affairs and Career Development
advising@sohe.wisc.edu
(608) 262-2608
Fax: (608) 265-3616
Mail: School of Human Ecology
1194 Nancy Nicholas Hall
Fetzer Center for Student Excellence
1300 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706
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