Many of the Action Research Team leaders and facilitators are graduate students of the MA Sustainable Communities program here at NAU. They have many different interests and focus areas, but all are passionate, talented, and a joy to work with. Throughout their career, they are mentored by Director, Luis Fernandez, as he provides guidance, leadership, and encouragement to follow through with their dreams.
Overall, the Master’s in Sustainable Communities is:
- interdisciplinary and issue-based
- focused on linking theory and practice
- based on community organizing
- weighted in local and regional community partners
- open and flexible, as sustainability is an evolving topic
With the ARTs:
The program revolves around the Action Research Teams (ARTs), as students work closely with a variety of community partners, students, and staff in collaboration towards action research and social and environmental justice.
You will have the opportunity to work with your adviser to establish an area of focus that reflects your specific interests and the Action Research Team Program Coordinator will meet with you throughout your participation in this movement as well to provide support and mentoring.