Justice, Community, and Leadership

Do you feel a sense of responsibility to make the world a better place? Do you believe that multiple injustices exist in the world and want to do something to change that? Are you interested in collaborating with community members and organizations to address the impacts of structural inequity? Then we encourage you to pursue a degree in Justice, Community and Leadership.   

Justice, Community and Leadership (JCL) is committed to education for liberation. Such an education requires a critical analysis of interconnected systems of oppression and invites us to think and act in humanizing, humble and self-reflective ways. JCL classes challenge students with an engaged critical pedagogy that enables us to apply what we learn in the classroom to a broader community context.

Many of our courses include working alongside community members and organizations to learn from their expertise on the causes and consequences of social injustices and understand their visions and methods for addressing structural inequities. Together with these community experts, we grapple with the complexity of policies, dominant ideologies, and cultural practices that disadvantage some groups of people, while benefiting others and consider how we can be a part of social change efforts. Students in our program go on to work in diverse fields—such as education, the nonprofit sector, law, social entrepreneurship, government, and public health—yet they share a common aim to make the world more equitable and just.

For more information about the program, including admissions requirements, please complete the "Learn More" form today. 

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