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Recent graduates of Best Corp's program. Downey is pictured at far right, in green.

Alumni Spotlight

Alumna and Advocate Ascends to Provide 'Good Social Work' to those at the Margins

Marie Downey's journey to success through service has unfolded along a unique and personal path. As one of eight siblings growing up in South Boston in the 1950s and 60s, she was the first in her family to earn a high school degree. Today, she is a leader in her field, providing opportunity and a better life for many of the hotel workers in the City of Boston.

From the Blog: Alumna Provides 'Good Social Work' »


Samantha Texiera

Faculty Spotlight

Samantha Teixeira Brings Focus on Environmental Justice to BCSSW

In this Q&A with BC Social Work, Teixeira discusses her work with young people in the Homewood community of Pittsburgh, how she hopes to implement her unique research methodology in the neighborhoods of Boston, and her current project addressing environmental justice through the Grand Challenges for Social Work.

From the Blog: New Faculty Focuses on Environmental Justice »