"They're learning how to do fundraising and grant writing," said interim director Lori Godwin.Î¾ "They're learning about program planning and implementation.Î¾ They're learning non-profit management skills, but all of those things really are transferrable when you take out the word nonprofit."
There are more than 70 American Humanics chapters in the country.Î¾ The UH David M. Underwood chapter has been recognized as one of the best.Î¾ Esther Lee is a scholarship recipient from an AH leadership program.Î¾ She'll graduate in May with a degree in Finance and a certificate from American Humanics.
"Non profits are run as businesses.Î¾ They still need qualified professionals—accountants, people who are doing financial services, financial planning.Î¾ I wanted to have a career where I'm doing good and feeling good about doing it."
Esther and students like her spend two semesters, 480 hours, interning with a Houston nonprofit organizations to learn the business and community aspect of the agencies.Î¾ Esther is working with Prepared4Life.Î¾ Whether her future includes a seat at the head of a nonprofit, a corporation or a board of directors, her American Humanics certificate gives her an edge in a career of doing good.
"Students are going to have an advantage because they'll know both sides of the coin," Godwin said.Î¾ "They're there to impact the organization they're working with."
American Humanics is part of what's happening at the University of Houston.Î¾ I'm Marisa Ramirez.
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