Students graduate in first-ever Violence Prevention certificate program
on June 3, 2011
The College of Alameda celebrated the first fifteen students to graduate from the Violence Prevention Initiative Certificate Program last night at Humanist Hall in Oakland.
Crystallee Crain, Adjunct Faculty at College of Alameda, and the instructor of this one-year program said this certificate is the first of its kind in California. The graduates, who happened to be from either Richmond or Oakland, are not your typical-aged college students. Most of them are in the 40s, and for almost all, this is a second degree. Crain said some of the students are leaving the program employed with the organizations they worked with during their service learning projects. Others will the return to their jobs as counselors, law enforcement officials and policy leaders, but now with additional skills in grant writing, leadership and working with other violence-prevention organizations.
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