Tag «community outreach»

From Interns to Influencers: Foster Youth Internship Program a Growing Force on Federal Policy

  By John Kelly Tiffany Boyd, a former foster youth from Long Beach, Calif., had been interning in the office of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) all summer. But save a “Hello” here and a “Good morning” there, she hadn’t yet had occasion to speak with her summer employer, who sits on several committees and keeps …

Whitman summer internship grants benefit students, community

  Whitman summer internship grants benefit students, community Gina Ohnstad, Director of Media and Public Relations at Whitman College   At Whitman College, Monday is the last day of classes, finals are right around the corner and students are putting the finishing touches on their summer plans. For some students, those plans include interning for …

National Foster Care Month 2017

  May is National Foster Care Month, a month set aside to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections. National Foster Care Month, is a time for foster care advocates to renew …

Provide Support to Teen Boys in Foster Care

  Provide Support to Teen Boys in Foster Care Pack A Backpack™ Drive 2017 April 1, 2017 – May 5, 2017   Help us collect and donate backpacks filled with personal hygiene items to teen boys in group homes, foster homes, and homeless shelters. Backpacks will be delivered in May during National Foster Care Month. …

Support Pack A Backpack Drive™ 2017

  Our Annual Pack A Backpack™ Drive begins April 1, 2017 and ends on May 5, 2017. We are collecting backpacks (and duffel bags) filled with personal hygiene items for teen boys in foster homes, group homes, and homeless shelters. Backpacks will be delivered in May during National Foster Care Month.  Our goal is 250 …

5 Life Lessons Revisited in 2016

  Happy New Year’s Eve Eve! At the end of each year I take time to reflect and plan.  I often write blogs about the lessons I learned during the year.  This year has been a year unlike any other.  It was tough in many ways both personally and professionally.  This year there weren’t new …

10th Annual Pack A Purse™ Drive Thank You and Total

  WE SURPASSED OUR GOAL!!  Thanks to the generosity and compassion of all the donors, sponsors, ambassadors and volunteers of our 10th Annual Pack A Purse™ Drive, we collected and distributed 1,183 purses with toiletries to 29 youth serving organizations. This includes the 897 purses our amazing team of volunteers sorted, filled, and packed at …

Taking Macro Social Work to the Next Level

  Social work is often divided into three broad practice categories: macro, mezzo and micro. Macro level social work is interventions provided on a large scale that affect entire communities and systems of care. Mezzo social work happens on an intermediate scale, involving neighborhoods, institutions or other smaller groups. Micro social work is the most …

Social Workers for Business?

  Social Workers for Business? How They’re Helping the Private Sector And It’s Not Just Corporate Social Responsibility By Melissa Thompson   When most people think of social workers, they think of the people working in public agencies, helping individuals and families access services and live better lives. While the majority of licensed social workers …

Thank You Purse Packing Party Volunteers

  My heart is FULL!!  So grateful for our 10th Annual Pack A Purse™ Drive donors and Purse Packing Party volunteers. JaMai and I could not provide these care packages in purses to teen girls in foster homes, group homes, and homeless shelters without all of YOU. Take the Purse Packing Party journey through photos! …