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Continue Changing Lives & Strengthening Communities at Clark University

October 29, 2015

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This article is written and sponsored by Clark University and features AmeriCorps and Clark University alumna Amy Mosher Berry. Clark offers a minimum 40% tuition remission award valued at nearly $27,000 per student in 2014. For talented students, the offer is frequently raised even higher, up to a full tuition remission. To learn more about Clark’s graduate program, go to, call 508-793-7373, or email Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts in the heart of New England. 

“Other than yearning to make a positive difference in the world, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life after AmeriCorps,” says AmeriCorps and Clark University alumna Amy Mosher Berry. When she heard about the AmeriCorps fellowship for Clark’s new Community Development and Planning master’s degree, she knew it was the right next step. Amy had served in the Clark and Main South community and was uniquely positioned to continue her work in sustainable community development at Clark University, which shares many of the same values that inspired her to serve.

Like AmeriCorps, Clark’s mission is to develop dynamic leaders who make a positive impact on the lives—and livelihoods—of people in the U.S. and abroad. That focus on people was one of the reasons Amy chose Clark after her service year. Amy started serving in AmeriCorps at a local chapter of a statewide environmental organization, Massachusetts Water Watch, just days before September 11th. While she was responsible for coordinating community clean-ups, environmental education, and water quality testing, Amy says, “I became more of a life coach than an environmental organizer after 9-11. I spent hours listening to peoples’ fears, concerns, ideas, and dreams. By the holidays, I realized my own career path was shifting from planet to people—specifically what people want to do with their lives and what motivates people to care about larger issues such as the environment.”

Amy_headshotAfter applying to Clark, Amy received the CDP fellowship and has been serving the Worcester community for the last 15 years. The small, academically rigorous environment at Clark helped Amy gain the capability she needed to challenge convention and keep changing the world after AmeriCorps. Amy is now an independent consultant, professor, and entrepreneur. She runs a youth philanthropy program at the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, teaches Urban Studies at Worcester State University, and markets green energy options as a Director/Trainer with Viridian Energy. By the end of 2015, she will have recorded 50 episodes of her local TV show, Exposure With Mosher, spotlighting entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news.

At Clark, you’ll have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of inspiring alumni like Amy. You’ll work across disciplines, network and conduct research with prominent faculty and alumni, share classes with peers from around the globe, and learn to apply newfound skills to help solve real-world problems.

Clark does this through master’s degree programs in the Graduate School of Management (GSOM) and the International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE) Department. The university’s commitment to fostering environmental sustainability, social justice, and economic well-being in both the developing and developed world has established it as a leading graduate school option for AmeriCorps alumni throughout the country.

If you are looking for a place to grow the skills and tools you will need to continue to be a force for social change after your AmeriCorps service, Clark University’s graduate programs are the perfect option to consider. Clark is currently recruiting AmeriCorps alumni in the following programs:

International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE)

MA in Community Development and Planning

MA in International Development and Social Change

MS in Environmental Science and Policy

MS in Geographic Information Science (GIS) for Development and Environment

Graduate School of Management (GSOM)

MBA (with concentrations in Social Change and Sustainability)

MS in Accounting

MS in Finance

MS in Management

Dual Degrees

MBA/MA in Community Development and Planning

MBA/MS in Environmental Science and Policy

For more information on Clark’s graduate program, go to, call 508-793-7373, or email You can also connect with the Graduate School of Management on Twitter and Facebook and with the International Development, Community, and Environment program on social media (Twitter, Facebook).

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