Over the course of the past year, a team of researchers led by Boston College Social Work Professors Margaret Lombe and Samantha Teixeira compiled a comprehensive report assessing outcomes for youth who have participated in the Catholic Charities Teen Center at Saint Peter’s in Dorchester, the largest and most diverse neighborhood of Boston.
Ashlen Nimmo, ’16, recently completed her 10-month international development fellowship in Abuja, Nigeria, while Maya Perlmann, ’17, will embark upon her work in Cairo, Egypt this coming August.
Monies were distributed. Technology build-out and support was delivered. Projects were evaluated on an ongoing basis. Social innovation training was provided. And now, the winning entries in the inaugural Innovating with Families (IF) Challenge are presenting the fruits of their labor.
Pinderhughes Fellowship winner Victor Figuereo is now in his third year at BCSSW. He is a member of the school’s Latino Leadership Initiative, and specifically, he is part of the LLI’s Latino Research Seminar, a program designed to address the disparity of Latino professors in higher education.
This year’s BC Social Work cohort members are Leah Igdalsky and Joanna Abaroa-Ellison. Igdalsky is working at Boston City Hall for the Mayor’s Disabilities Commission; Abaroa-Ellison is interning with the Somerville Police Department.
In this video diary from Commencement, recent graduate Skylar Chew reflects on what her global field education experience meant to her.
Stephanie Brueck and Matt Pecoraro embody the diversity of opportunity inherent for those who understand how neuroscience impacts social work, and vice versa.
The event was emceed by Surdna Foundation board member Kelly Nowlin, and included the perspectives of United Way CEO Mike Durkin, InnerCity Weightlifting CEO Jon Feinman, and the co-founder of the City of Boston’s Office of New Mechanics Nigel Jacob.
In Bella Murnane-Victorelli’s third post from her placement in Siem Reap, she explores the reality that “the biggest gifts and lessons I will take home with me come from the close relationships and bonds I have formed.”
Cross, who spent 35 years at WCVB as a reporter and anchorwoman and now heads her own strategic advising business, spoke on “What Phenomenal Women Know.”