Student Voices

“We’re learning the material through guest speakers, through current, up-to-date readings, through site visits to wonderful programs…”

Mario Davila

Santiago, Chile
Santa Monica, CA
Dancing, reading poetry, foreign language movies

Director of the After School Arts Program at LA’s BEST, which provides a safe and supervised after school education, enrichment and recreation program for elementary school children, and founder of the socially-conscious artist collective LA ArtLab.

“The Nonprofit Management program has given me a broader perspective than I had before I entered the program. It asks you to think about ‘what if?’ What if you could take your program to a larger community, expand it to serve a larger constituency? That’s made a big difference in the way I approach my work. I think about how I can use what I’m learning to serve not only my organization and our clients and stakeholders better, but how I can share it with others and perhaps become an advocate at a state or national level, to have an even bigger impact.”