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Improving Educational Outcomes
My [Peabody degree] helped me to better understand the public sector landscape, while also emphasizing the community's role in creating solutions to complex community problems.
Robert Robinson
Community Development and Action
M.Ed. '13
Associate Director
Alignment Nashville

I facilitate teams of community leaders to develop and implement initiatives to improve educational outcomes for students. These initiatives bring different community organizations together to align their resources to have a greater collective impact on the school district and support the districts strategic plan. My Community Development and Action degree from Vanderbilt Peabody College helped me to better understand the public sector landscape, while also emphasizing the community's role in creating solutions to complex community problems. In completing the program, I gained skills in areas such as group facilitation, program evaluation, grant writing and others that I have been able to use throughout my career.