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The Nonprofit Administration Program is excited to share that graduate, Mark Grabowski, was selected as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Ohio (RMHC NEO).

After spending seven years at John Carroll, Grabowski is excited about this new opportunity and said he hopes to “holistically better myself a little bit every day, make someone else's day a little brighter, and work for justice in the world.”

RMHC NEO’s mission is to “enhance the healthcare experience for families and children through comfort, care, and supportive services.”

Grabowski said, “In my role, I hope to be able to communicate the resilient stories of families, staff, and volunteers, to portray the awesome work at RMHC NEO, and to help our organization continue to live out its mission.”

As the Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Mark will be coordinating marketing projects, creating website and social media content, and executing marketing tactics to help advance the mission of RMHC NEO. In his new role, Grabowski said, he seeks “to continue to grow in my marketing skills and to walk with others in the world.”

Grabowski joined the NPA program when the world was dealing with the unprecedented start of COVID. During that time, he said, “I felt my heart moving me to dive deeper into the nonprofit sector and to take my passion for being with others and helping others to the next level.”

Mark said that the NPA program “allowed me to grow deeper in my passion areas and continue to grow as a whole person through the support of incredible professors and classmates. The collaborative and friendly classroom environment allowed me to feel incredibly welcome and supported throughout the program. Along with this, the program fostered so many opportunities for growth. I have grown tremendously in nonprofit knowledge and skills, speaking up more as a young person, project management, marketing skills, and so much more that will translate to my
new role.”

Mark also credited the NPA program and its role in preparing him for his new position. He said, “This program prepared me as I was able to gain real-world skills and knowledge in my passions of marketing and nonprofits. We just executed a semester-long capstone project for a nonprofit organization centered around increasing marketing and brand awareness towards young adults, which translates extremely well to my new role. This is only one example of so many projects that allowed us to engage with nonprofits in Cleveland. The real-world experiences offered by the program have given me a sense of peace knowing I'm entering the nonprofit sector ready to add value from the growth and skills I have gained these past two years.” 

Please join us in congratulating Mark Grabowski on this incredible accomplishment! He truly is an “unapologetic social justice leader!”