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Community engagement celebration honors grant recipients and outstanding programs

Members of PALETTE in Motion performed and then led the audience in a dance to conclude this year’s celebration. By VCU News Virginia Commonwealth University’s Council for Community Engagement awarded six university-community programs one-year grants of up to $20,000 during a celebration of the university’s commitment to community engagement on May 4 at the Depot. […]

School staff member helps keep folk festival free

Laura Napky, executive assistant to the associate deans in the VCU School of Social Work, utilizes her Community Service Leave to serve with theRichmond Folk Festival. The event is held annually each October and attracts more than 200,000 people to downtown Richmond’s riverfront to celebrate the roots, richness and variety of American culture through music, […]

Making an impact from day one

Every April, the Virginia Commonwealth University provides new and prospective students the opportunity to visit campus and get a taste of what VCU life is like during Preview Day. This year during Preview Day, the School of Social Work teamed up with community-partner, Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) to provide students hands-on social […]

Community spotlight: The Daily Planet

Virginia Commonwealth University prides itself on working closely with organizations in the Richmond Community. The School of Social Work is no exception. The school works closely with over 500 community partners to offer students the opportunity to gain real-world experience in the field. One community partner is The Daily Planet, located on W. Grace St. […]

Building community-based systems for refugees here and abroad

Hyojin Im, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work. Prior to joining VCU, Im completed her doctoral work at the University of Minnesota in Twin Cities, Minnesota, and two years of post-doctoral work at Mack Center on Mental Health and Social Conflict at UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare. While […]

This is why I am a social worker. This is why I chose VCU.

On the surface social work may seem like any other helping profession. Social workers help families, groups, communities and individuals enhance their well-being. They encourage others to develop skills and abilities to find new solutions and resolve today’s problems for a better tomorrow. What makes a professional social worker stand out is their training and commitment […]

Better together: VCU graduate students make a lasting impact on the local community and vice versa

In the crowds of ecstatic family and friends at recent VCU School of Social Work commencement ceremonies, one of the most enthusiastic well-wishers has attended in an almost official capacity. Andrea Wiley, director of clinical services at Rubicon, a Richmond-based provider of chemical dependency treatment services, is always in the audience, cheering loudly for the former Rubicon […]