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Richmond wins national youth homelessness award, with help from social work faculty

VCU School of Social Work faculty M. Alex Wagaman, Ph.D., and Maurice Gattis, Ph.D., were instrumental in writing a grant proposal that helped Richmond become one of 10 cities to win a Grand Challenge award. The project will tackle homelessness among LGBTQ+ youth and youth of color. A Way Home America, a national advocacy and research […]

Social work faculty’s research gets presidential-level funding

Two VCU School of Social Work professors’ research has been recognized at the highest university level, earning financial support from the 2019 Presidential Research Quest Fund.

Virginia Commonwealth University faculty and student APM presentations and discussions

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work is pleased to acknowledge the faculty and student scholars and researchers taking part in the 64th CSWE Annual Program Meeting.

VCU presentations at the Society for Social Work and Research annual conference

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work is pleased to acknowledge the faculty and student scholars and researchers taking part in the 22nd Society for Social Work and Research annual conference.

VCU CSWE Annual Program Meeting presentations

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work is pleased to acknowledge the faculty and student scholars and researchers taking part in the 63rd CSWE Annual Program Meeting.

With ‘Richmond [Re]Visited,’ social work students get a close look at Richmond’s history of housing and racial injustice

The annual event was planned and implemented by School of Social Work students, faculty and alumni to introduce future social workers to Richmond.

Students advocate for affordable housing in D.C. as part of fellowship program

Social work students from Virginia Commonwealth University got a unique opportunity this past March to get some hands-on experience and further their careers in social work through the Federal Policy Fellows program.

Real research: Elaine Williams examines how service providers can better serve needs of homeless youth

When Elaine Williams was in middle school, her family was evicted from its Richmond apartment. Then she became a VCU social work student and joined a participatory action research team to study youth homelessness.

Richmond youth who have faced homelessness and housing instability use research and advocacy to help others in similar situations

Members of the Advocates for Richmond Youth held a “pop-up, drop-in center” at Side By Side, a space in Richmond for LGBTQ+ youth, that offered free food, clothing, hygiene items, computer access for job searches, and legal assistance to any 14-to-24-year-olds experiencing homelessness or housing instability.

VCU faculty and student receive an 2016 Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression Scholarship Award honorable mention

Faculty and student collaborate on paper, Queering the Social Work Classroom: Strategies for Increasing Inclusion of LGBTQ People.

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