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“I got my first professional job because of AH/NLA. I think AH/NLA has prepared me because of the network and the contacts that I have made. It had helped me gain more confidence as far as planning and organizing events. I know I can raise money and not be afraid to ask big time corporations or whomever I need to for money. I learned to be the professional, all around person that every employee seeks to be. I think the transition from college, from the academic, to the workforce has been easier through my experience in American Humanics.” -Donica Beckett, Volunteer Coordinator

The mission of Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is to strengthen the nonprofit sector with a talented, prepared workforce. Since 1993, the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Program at the University of Houston has certified over 315 people, most of who are actively working in nonprofits locally and around the country. Thousands of other NLA students have been certified over 67 years since the national organization was founded.

As an NLA Certified Alumni and Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) you’ll have a national network of colleagues waiting for you after graduation! Many of them have gone on to earn graduate degrees in Social Work, Public Health, Public Affairs, and Public Administration and Business and are now in the position to bring new hires into their organizations.

Our UH alumni are currently employed in social services and the arts, including:

  • The AIDS Foundation
  • The Alley Theatre
  • American Red Cross
  • Catholic Charities
  • Children's’ Protective Services
  • Communities in Schools
  • DePelchin Children's Center
  • Ft. Bend Family Services
  • Girl Scouts
  • Girls Incorporated
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Houston Hope
  • Interfaith Ministries
  • Junior Achievement
  • Neighborhood Centers Inc.
  • Opera in the Heights
  • Planned Parenthood
  • United Way of Greater Houston
  • Volunteer Houston
  • Volunteers of America
  • Many more have positions in hospitals, universities and schools 

To see a sampling of Post-Certification Employment, please click here