JUNE 11, 2013
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Murray Room, Yawkey Center
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The Forum on Housing for Vulnerable Young Adults will bring together representatives of agencies with successful housing programs for vulnerable populations from across Massachusetts to discuss who they serve, what type of housing and services are provided, where housing is located, when and how it was established, and why their program is working.
The forum is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Task Force on Youth Aging Out of Department of Child & Family Services (DCF) Care and the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. More about the Forum on Housing for Vulnerable Young Adults »
MAY 20, 2013
9:15 a.m. — Academic Procession
10:00 a.m. — University Commencement (main ceremony)
12:30–2:30 p.m.— Graduate School of Social Work Diploma Ceremony
The 137th Commencement of Boston College will be held on Monday, May 20, 2013. The University Commencement, which is attended by all graduates, is held in Alumni Stadium (rain or shine) and will begin with the Academic Procession at 9:15 a.m. and end after approximately two hours. More about Commencement 2013 »
"En un futuro no muy lejano estará muy valorado el poder trabajar con clientes Latinos en su propia lengua" *
JANUARY 15, 2013
By mid-century, the majority of the U.S. population will be made up of minorities, predominantly Latinos. On average, people with Latino backgrounds are disproportionally affected by low educational attainment and fewer financial resources. As a consequence, their families and communities often struggle with poverty and access to jobs and basic services. Hence, social workers are increasingly called to promote social change with and on behalf of this growing and diverse population. Yet in 2009, the CSWE Task Force on Latino/as in Social Work Education said that "the field of social work is unprepared for the rapid growth in the Latino/a population."
In response to this call, Boston College Graduate School of Social Work established a Hispanic/Latino Track (HLT). The new offering, within the MSW program, bolsters students' linguistic and cultural competencies to work with Latino communities here and abroad.
"We at the GSSW will strengthen our efforts to attract students from Hispanic backgrounds while at the same time increasing cultural awareness and Spanish language skills of students with different backgrounds," explains Dean Alberto Godenzi. "The courses will differ not just in terms of being taught in Spanish but, as importantly, by familiarizing students with the realities of Latino life in the U.S. and their respective home countries."
Assistant Professor Rocio Calvo, a native of Spain who worked in Latin America prior to joining BC, believes "in the not too distant future, it will be a real asset to be able to engage and collaborate with Latino clients in their native language." Adding a second language to the portfolio of graduating students deepens empathy and expands imagination, both core principles of a Jesuit education.
HLT courses carry the same credits as courses taught in English. Students interested in taking an HLT course are required to pass a Spanish proficiency exam.
*"In the not too distant future, it will be a real asset to be able to engage and collaborate with Latino clients in
their native language"