Every year, CSULB MSW students break into small groups to assess and engage communities during Community Projects I & II. This process culminates in collaborative interventions to improve the lives of vulnerable populations or help agencies function more effectively.
These experiences also showcase the broad range of skills social workers have, often allowing communities to see the profession in new and different ways.
(click on the links below to go directly to the presentations)
In another recent project, MSW students (and their significant others) joined with the Heart of America and Garfield Elementary in West Long Beach to host a Literacy Night.
MSW students Brittney Holzinger, Katherine Tyner, Karina Elizalde Jenna Oyite, Heidi Barr and Krystal Hernandez preparing for Literacy Night.
The project was designed to promote literacy among children and families and encourage school library use. The group raised over $300 to fund their projects. In addition to creating and implementing interactive literacy activities for families (Book Mark Station, Reading Station, Creative Quilt), the group also distributed 641 books and each child also received some type of school supply. The night was a huge success!