Graduate Certificate in Community Transformation

A field-based, faith-rooted, fringe-centric certificate in transforming marginal communities that they may thrive not just survive.


LIB 501 Introduction to Liberation Studies

(3 units)

Students will explore Christian Theology, focusing on its development in historical and socio-cultural contexts. Special attention will be given to how the themes of liberation theology have developed, and are interpreted and applied within global and urban contexts.

Offered Fall 2022 Sept 12 – Dec. 9

CTF 501 Community Transformation

(3 units)

Exploring the challenges and models of transformational change within 21st century communities, particularly those on the edges of society, while developing a Christian framework for holistic development, organization, and advocacy.

Offered Fall 2022 Sept 12 – Dec. 9

CTF 502 Organizing Communities for Transformation

(3 units)

Deconstructing the relations between marginal communities and broader contextual problems with a focus on advocacy.

CTF 503 Peace building in an Era of Conflict

(3 units)

Explores nonviolent responses to conflict that are oriented to the transformation of relationships damaged by hate, crime, family or community violence. The course introduces key concepts and skills toward the restoration of self and the rebuilding of relationships. The intent is to equip individuals to deal constructively with conflict in their own lives, institutions and communities.

CTF 504 Community Transformation in Practice

(2 units)

Cost & Apply

Program cost $150/unit

Estimated total cost of certificate, $2,700 now $0! All students enrolled in The Voices School shall receive their first certificate Tuition Free.

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