Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations (PACDC)
PACDC is dedicated to advocacy, policy development and technical assistance for community development corporations and other organizations in their efforts to rebuild communities and revitalize neighborhoods. (Language taken from PACDC website.)

PACDC board, staff and ACD Associate members are eligible for a tuition discount.

 

Mission Year
Eastern University has partnered with Mission Year to offer the following benefits for Mission Year alumni who are interested in pursuing the Master of Arts in Urban Studies degree

  • Tuition discount
  • 3 credit hours for taking Theology of Poverty through Mission Year (takes the place of Christ and the City)
  • Possible 2-3 credit hours for the 1 year of Mission Year experience (takes the place of the Leadership Practicum)
  • Mission Year students must provide 20 hours of service per semester to the Urban Studies Department

More information about the partnership with Mission Year.

 

Young Life
Eastern University has partnered with Young Life to offer the following benefits for full time Young Life staff who are interested in pursuing the Master of Arts in Urban Studies degree

  • Tuition discount
  • Waived application fee
  • Up to 12 credit hours for taking Young Life training courses
  • Possibility of reimbursement for travel, housing and meals during residencies
  • Possibility of additional tuition assistance
  • Benefits are available to spouses of Young Life staff

 

AmeriCorps
Eastern University has partnered with AmeriCorps to offer the following benefits for AmeriCorps alumni who are interested in pursuing the Master of Arts in Urban Studies degree:

  • Scholarship to be awarded over the course of two years

 

Memberships

Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations
The Urban Studies Department is now a member of the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations.

National Guild for Community Arts Education
The Urban Studies Department is now a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education.