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Education to Community (E2C) Project

Students speaking with Bernice Ledbetter

What is the E2C Capstone Consultation Project?

  • MSML student teams of 3-5 partner with non-profit organizations to engage in organizational and human capital capacity building, primarily in the areas of organizational structure, team building, leadership development and leading effective change.
  • Timeframe: Two academic terms, approximately six months from May thru November with 6 – 12 hours of face-to-face time over the course of the project and regular email contact.
  • Outcome: Implementation of data-driven recommendations, co-developed with client.
  • If you would like to become an E2C partner organization, please contact Bernice Ledbetter by email at bernice.ledbetter@pepperdine.edu.


Bernice Ledbetter

The E2C project is designed to give students the chance to apply their previous learning to address real-world challenges within a nonprofit organization. And they can do all of this in the spirit of providing a high-level, pro bono consulting assignment for a community-based organization.

E2C Program Director

How Does the E2C Capstone Project Work?

Under the supervision of program faculty, E2C student project teams provide pro-bono consultative services to organizations over two academic terms. Utilizing the leadership, management and consultative skills and knowledge gained in their academic program, MSML students address real-time organizational opportunities and challenges and enable client organizations to achieve their mission driven goals.


The Learning Experience

Learning experience msml

Non-profit organizations are looking for experienced talent that can provide fresh thinking and insight to address complex organizational issues. MSML students are seeking practical, results-oriented education that provides them with real experience in critical thinking, data analysis and the opportunity to apply masters-level organizational concepts outside the classroom.