Evergreen Charter staffer receives Duke certificate

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Evergreen Community Charter School

Eleanor Ashton, Director of Development and Communication at Evergreen Community Charter School recently received the Duke University Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership. This highly competitive program admitted 26 students to participate in the five-day session. The 2013 class consisted of students from across the US, as well as from several countries. All students possessed a history of strong leadership in the nonprofit sector. Nonprofit organizations provide vital services that markedly contribute to the well-being of all communities. The goal of the Duke Executive Certificate Leadership Program is to offer transformational learning for experienced nonprofit leaders seeking to accelerate their impact in organizations and communities.

A sampling of the topics addressed included Promising Practices of High- Impact Nonprofits, Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Nonprofit Culture, and Ethical Issues in Nonprofit Organizations.

“My eyes were opened to new ways of emerging leadership. The interaction and exchange of ideas with other nonprofit leaders was invaluable.” says Ashton.

“As the nonprofit profession continues to evolve and nonprofit professionals take on broader and more strategic responsibilities, nonprofit leaders seek to develop their leadership skills. In today’s environment, high impact nonprofits need people who can lead by anticipating changes and creating innovative solutions,” says Nancy Love, Director, Duke University Nonprofit Management Program.

The Duke Nonprofit Management Program provides affordable, practical and accessible instruction to people working in or with the nonprofit arena, whether as paid staff, directors, board members, philanthropists or volunteers. The program integrates Duke’s commitment to academic excellence with the practical wisdom of the instructors and the realistic work experience of the participants. www.learnmore.duke.edu/nonprofit

Evergreen Community Charter School serves students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. The school’s commitment to environmental education and providing healthy learning spaces earned a 2012 Green Ribbon School designation from the U.S. Department of Education. Evergreen is one of 17 schools nation-wide selected to be an Expeditionary Learning Mentor School for its dedication to student success through academic achievement, character development and high quality work. www.evergreenccs.org


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