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Nonprofit Leadership Alliance

The mission of the American Humanics program is to prepare and certify future nonprofit professionals to work with America's youth and families.

The American Humanics program is a certificate developed through the School of Public and Environmental Affairs to attract, prepare and place students for entry-level positions in non-profit youth and human service agencies. The certificate will prepare students for the non-profit sector.

Benefits of the American Humanics Program:

  • Certification in entry-level nonprofit employer competencies
  • Course-work in the foundations and practices of nonprofit management
  • Experiential learning to test practices and principles
  • One-on-one support, career development and mentoring
  • Networking with prospective employers
  • Opportunity to test skills and various nonprofit roles through internships, and through co-curricular and community service activities
  • Potential for references and referrals from agency executive directors, advisory board members, and community leaders
  • Exposure to national nonprofit network of partners and career options
  • Inclusion in resume book sent to all partnering nonprofit agencies
  • Increased sense of connection to the community
  • Opportunity to meet other American Humanics students throughout the country
  • Scholarships


If you are ready to make a difference in your community, contact the American Humanics Campus Executive Director for IUB:

Peg Stice

American Humanics Requirements


American Humanics National Homepage

In partnership with:

  • American Red Cross
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Boys and Girls Club of America
  • Camp Fire Boys and Girls
  • Catholic Charities USA
  • Girls Incorporated
  • Girl Scouts of USA
  • Habitat for Humanity International
  • Junior Achievement Inc.
  • National Network for Youth
  • United Way of America
  • Volunteers of America
  • YMCA of the USA
  • YWCA of the USA
Collaborating Professional Organizations:
  • Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Associations (ARNOVA)
  • Hispanic Association of College and Universities (HACU)
  • National Center for Nonprofit Boards (NCNB)
  • National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE)
  • Nonprofit Risk Management Center (NRMC)
  • The Peter F. Drucker Foundation
  • The Society for Nonprofit Organizations (and the Learning Institute)
  • The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC)