December 5, 2013
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Limited to 13 students only. Please email Chris Watt at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
The Macro-SIL Program at Boston College Graduate School of Social Work is sponsoring a Leadership Speakers Luncheon Series during the 2013-2014 academic year. Leaders are invited to campus to bring their expertise in administration, policy, and change management/transformation and social innovation to the discussions. They are interviewed about their greatest leadership challenge, their most important leadership lesson, and three pieces of advice for students. A facilitated Q&A session with students will follow each interview.
Mike Durkin is the current President and CEO of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. Durkin has more than 30 years of experience with the United Way. More about Macro-SIL Leadership Speakers Luncheon with Mike Durkin »
NOVEMBER 14, 2013
Parking available in the Beacon Street Garage. See parking rates and information.
This fun event gives BC Social Work alumni and students a chance to explore careers and network with each other through informal conversation and a short panel discussion. Appetizers and beverages provided. Drop by for all or part of the evening.
This year over 70 Clinical and Macro alumni plan to attend. Last year over 25 alumni and 35 students attended.
Alumni: Please RSVP to email@example.com by November 1.
JANUARY 31, 2010
This January, Penny Alexander, Director of the GSSW International Program, together with 13 students from the "Changing Roles of Women & Children" course travelled to Lesotho, Africa. There they met with social service agencies, and faculty and students from the National University at Lesotho School of Social Work. They visited a children's village where at-risk children are given care. Through the Habitat for Humanity Lesotho project students also helped in the construction of a house for orphaned children and their families.
"Developing countries are often portrayed in the media and popular American culture as problems to be dealt with, examples of what not to do, and sources of pity and self-serving projects to make us feel better about ourselves. However, our engagement with local individuals in Lesotho and South Africa reinforced for me how backwards these ideas are, and how imperative it is that we, as a nation and also as individuals, take the time to listen to the people whose lives we are affecting."
—Sara Hudson, MSW '11
"What I found most impactful about this trip was being able to put names and faces along with the information that we had been learning in class about the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the children who have been made orphans due to this disease."
—Shari LauRent, MSW '10
"My favorite memory was going to the Lesotho Child Care Unit, a place for children who have been abused by family members or caretakers, and our playing and connecting with the kids there. Seeing how positive and happy they were was truly a joy."
—Dwayne Bartholomew, MSW '10