PS student Michael shows off a meal he cooked while following along with the YouTube cooking certificate livestream! In fall 2020, our cooking courses will stream Wednesday nights at 6 p.m.

During fall 2020, all Institute courses will take place virtually with engaging, interactive components.

We’re finding creative ways to encourage you to explore new experiences and career paths through the Institute. Browse descriptions below, then use the link at the bottom of the page to register for any (or all!) opportunities that interest you.

Creating Musical Theater Certificate

Mondays, 6 – 8 p.m.
Sep. 28 – Nov. 30

Join an ensemble of writers and performers who will create an original musical theater piece for the web in partnership with professional director, teacher, and creator, Stephen DiMenna.

Financial Literacy Certificate

Tuesdays, 6 – 8 p.m.
Sep. 29 – Dec. 1

Learn how to manage a personal budget and take a critical look at how financial institutions affect our lives so you can reach your goals and dreams.

Cooking Certificate

Wednesdays, 6 – 8 p.m.
Sep. 30 – Dec. 16
No class Oct. 14 or Nov. 25

Become a better home cook in this class, which will explore moist and dry heat, seasoning, and explore the roots of cooking styles across the world. Great for beginners and more experienced cooks.

Coding Certificate

Thursdays, 6 – 8 p.m.
Oct. 1 – Dec. 17
No class Oct. 15 or Nov. 26

Work with professional programmers to learn the basics of computer coding, including the beginning steps of CoffeeScript, JavaScript, and Python coding languages. Recommended for beginners, but all are welcome.

Register for any (or all) of our certificates by filling out the form linked below!

Register for an Institute Certificate

Questions? Contact Institute Program Manager James Rone at