Nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs are always more effective when they have a close community of colleagues to learn with and from. The AJU Nonprofit MBA offers a cohort community model where students not only learn together but support one another to be do and be their best. The cohorts, often referred to as a “family,” is part of the “secret sauce” that makes the program truly outstanding. On any Monday or Wednesday evening, students can be seen working in groups in class, eating together, calling those who weren’t present to ensure they are ok, and celebrating life’s wonderful occasions together such as weddings, baby showers, holidays and more. During the day, many students and alumni continue the collaborative tradition and work together across fields of expertise, geography and social issues to create much greater impact. A student from the class of 2017 recalls that his most moving moment in the program was when his cohort community planned a surprise baby party for him with a terrific present right after his daughter was born. Students at AJU are much more then just colleagues - they become networked for the long-term.