Fundraising Academy Open House

JOIN US FOR THE FUNDRAISING ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE

Want to enhance your fundraising efforts and develop a successful nonprofit? Join us at our upcoming Fundraising Academy open house, where you’ll learn more about the Fundraising Academy 30-course program and how it will benefit your nonprofit organization. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet with instructors and alumni at this open house event.

The Fundraising Academy at John F. Kennedy University includes a series of courses that provide the applied knowledge of nonprofit fundraising principles. Increase your capacity to strategically identify opportunities for funding, execute cause-selling techniques, develop major gifts, and organize planned giving.

Mark your calendar today, and let’s make #philanthropy happen.

Fundraising Academy Open House

JOIN US FOR THE FUNDRAISING ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE

Want to enhance your fundraising efforts and develop a successful nonprofit? Join us at our upcoming Fundraising Academy open house, where you’ll learn more about the Fundraising Academy 30-course program and how it will benefit your nonprofit organization. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet with instructors and alumni at this open house event.

The Fundraising Academy at John F. Kennedy University includes a series of courses that provide the applied knowledge of nonprofit fundraising principles. Increase your capacity to strategically identify opportunities for funding, execute cause-selling techniques, develop major gifts, and organize planned giving.

Mark your calendar today, and let’s make #philanthropy happen.

College of Psychology

Lauren Gogarty

About

Lauren Gogarty, MA is adjunct faculty in the College of Psychology and the Academic Certificate in Trauma Studies at John F. Kennedy University (JFKU). She received his master’s degree in Holistic Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis on Buddhist Psychology, from JFKU in 2013. Outside of teaching she is clinical director for the Harambee Arts Nepal, an expressive arts therapy program for survivors of human trafficking in Kathmandu. Her private practice has a focus on survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking in the US, as well as a general practice working with the LGBTQ community.

Credentials & Accolades

MA in Counseling Psychology, Holistic Studies at John F. Kennedy University

Writing Center Workshop

Join us for an APA Style Basics  writing workshop on  Tuesday, November 13, 2018, from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm,  in Room S202, Office of Student Experience at the Pleasant Hill campus or via this ZOOM link https://nu.zoom.us/j/8674299059.

We will discuss strategies for avoiding plagiarism and using APA style with confidence and purpose.

VALOR Center Town Hall Meeting

Please join us on Wednesday, November 7th at 9:30am in the VALOR Center Rm S229 for our monthly Town Hall meeting! Breakfast will be served

Featured Speakers

Prior to Shaundi Goins becoming a transformational coach, trainer, speaker, and author, he was a 23-year-old homeless U.S. NAVY veteran who hit rock bottom. He was homeless, broke, addicted to drugs and alcohol, depressed, and suicidal.

He got sober in late 2001. For the next five years, he went on a journey to become a student of personal development. In 2007, he was mentored by a multi-millionaire business coach, speaker, and trainer. He got plugged into a simple system that allowed him to quadruple my annual income in four short years.

Please join us is welcoming Shaundi to the VALOR Center and hearing his incredible story!

Practicum Agency Fair

MA Counseling Psychology students, are you looking for a practicum site? Come meet representatives from agencies and learn about practicum opportunities at the Agency Fair for practicum sites. A fair will be held in Pleasant Hill on December 7, 2018 from 12-2 pm. For south counties, a fair will be held at the San Jose Campus on December 6, 2018 between 1 and 3 pm. For more information contact Luis Alvarado lalvarado@jfku.edu.

Thursday Soapbox: Journey Toward Inclusivity

Subsequent to our celebration of the first ever International Pronouns Day, JFKU’s efforts to raise awareness surrounding the LGBTQ community experience continues with this installation of the Soapbox series aimed at sharing stories and facilitating further cultural understanding.

This installation of the Soapbox is the result of an exciting new partnership between JFKU and the Rainbow Community Center, a Concord-based nonprofit offering institutional trainings to strengthen cultural competency and understanding of diversity, inclusion, and cultural humility.
Members of the organization will join us to share personal stories, including challenges and rewards, from the journey toward inclusivity.

“This topic is something that impacts everyone,” says Benisa Berry, Diversity and Inclusion Officer at JFKU. No matter what field you’re in, humans need to be aware of each other in order to successfully interact. “People are at different levels of knowing about this,” continues Berry. “It’s important to get everyone on the same page, and we are creating a safe, non-judgmental environment for students, staff, and our broader community to do so.” We hope you’ll join us!

LGBTQ+ Round Table

There will be a LGBTQ+  Round Table to foster a sense of community on campus and discuss issues we are facing. This Round Table is for JFKU staff, faculty and students who self-identify as LGBTQ+. It will be held on November 13, from 3:30-5:00, on the Pleasant Hill Campus, in room S115. For more information or if you have questions, please contact diversity@jfku.edu.

College of Psychology

Steve Del Chiaro, PsyD

About

Dr. Steven Del Chiaro has a diverse background that reflects his many interests. He began his undergraduate career at San Diego State University majoring in Psychology and minoring in Child Development. He then earned his Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology at Loras College in Iowa while working as a Residence Hall Director, as well as working with the Counseling Center, Career Center, Student Activities Board, and Admissions Office. He has earned a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco, and has since worked as an educator and administrator at several institutions of higher education. Dr. Del Chiaro has also worked as a career counselor, sports therapist and executive coach. As Chair and Professor at JFKU for 10 years, he has taught a variety of psychology courses at different educational levels. In addition, he currently works as a therapist for the County of Santa Clara Sherriff’s Office and Department of Corrections. His present research is in the area of couples communication patterns and animal assisted therapy.

Dr. Del Chiaro is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Western Psychological Association.

Credentials & Accolades

University of San Francisco, PsyD., Counseling Psychology

Loras College, MS, Clinical Psychology

San Diego State University, BA, Psychology

College of Law

Robert E. Valdez, J.D.

About

Pursuing my desire to teach rather than practice law, I developed the courses Computer Applications in Law Practice I and II at San Francisco State University (including obtaining software certifications), taught Legal Research & Writing at San Francisco City College, Legal and Internet-based Research at West Valley College in Saratoga, the courses Legal Research, Civil Litigation I and finally Legal Technology at John F. Kennedy University (JFKU), at both the Pleasant Hill and San Jose campuses.

Currently, I’m continuing my love of teaching as an adjunct faculty member at West Valley College, Saratoga and John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, California.

Programs/Courses

  • PLS3002 Legal Research

Credentials & Accolades

Doctor of Jurisprudence, Golden Gate University School of Law

Witkin Award for Academic Excellence, Witkin Legal Institute

Certificate in Paralegal Studies, San Francisco State University

Bachelor of Arts, Social Science with Criminal Justice Minor, San Francisco State University