Are you interested in a meaningful career and making a difference in the world? Here is just a sample of some of the ways nonprofit professionals contribute to making our world a better place:

  • Recruiting mentors for children with Big Brothers-Big Sisters
  • Managing a nonprofit organization in the arts such as the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts or the Arkansas Repertory Theatre
  • Helping to transform a neighborhood with the Arkansas Community Organization
  • Leading workshops designed to prevent bullying with Just Communities of Arkansas
  • Engaging in advocacy for social justice with the Arkansas Public Policy Panel
  • Marketing the services of the American Red Cross
  • Helping to end homelessness with the Little Rock Compassion Center
  • Financial management of a nonprofit organization serving the community
  • Designing new scout development programs for the Girl Scouts
  • Organizing an event to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Then consider the Nonprofit Leadership Studies Minor or Certificate in the School of Public Affairs at UA Little Rock.  The Nonprofit Leadership Studies minor emphasizes community engagement and applied learning. You will work side-by-side with local nonprofits through service-learning activities, and class projects. Students in the minor will also gain experience through internships. Many of your instructors will be current nonprofit professionals who can give you real-world examples of the concepts in your textbooks, and you will have important opportunities to network with nonprofit leaders in Little Rock and beyond.

The Nonprofit Leadership Studies Minor or Certificate are great ways to become career-ready by graduation.

Just want to explore the world of nonprofit careers? NPLS 1100 Introduction to Nonprofit Leadership Studies (1 credit hour) is a great way to do that. NPLS 1100 is offered online each Fall and Spring semester.

Contact Dr. Anne Williamson, Director, School of Public Affairs, for more information at or 501-916-6060.