Federal Policy Fellows meet at intersection of social work, politics
Basil Gooden knows all about sausage-making and pork barrels. If any of the 10 social work students selected for the 2020 Federal Policy Fellows Program are unfamiliar with those political metaphors, they won’t be after participating in five seminars and a two-day visit to Washington, D.C., during the spring semester. Gooden is the perfect teacher, […]
2020: Key dates, what’s happening at School of Social Work
As the 2020 spring semester has kicked off, the School of Social Work is highlighting key dates, new courses and great opportunities/events to take note of. Academic dates, spring 2020 Jan. 20: MLK Jr. Day holiday, no classes Jan. 24: Last day for degree candidates to submit graduation applications for May degrees Feb. 11: Summer semester advance registration begins […]
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.
Social work students celebrated at Black History in the Making event
In 1983, Daryl Dance, Ph.D., distinguished scholar of African American and Caribbean literature at Virginia Commonwealth University, established Black History in the Making. Black history in the Making is an event centered around the achievements of African American students around cultural competency, academic rigor and community service. To date, more than 550 students have been recognized by […]
Introducing the 2016 Federal Policy Fellows
The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work is pleased to announce the Federal Policy Fellows for 2016. The Federal Policy Fellows is a unique hands-on educational opportunity for social work students to travel to Washington D.C. to learn about policy making from lobbyists, advocates and policy makers. The 2015 Federal Policy Fellows visited the […]
Inaugural fellowship takes students to D.C.
Hands-on experience is essential to social work education. It reinforces the material taught in the classroom and provides opportunities for students to apply and practice what they have learned. The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work recognizes the importance of experience in education and is dedicated to not only providing opportunities for student experience but increasing […]
Students go to D.C. to engage policymakers
Congratulations to Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work inaugural B.S.W. Federal Policy Fellows. The B.S.W. Federal Policy Fellow is an undergraduate student opportunity designed specifically to provide hands-on experience for B.S.W. juniors and seniors interested in shaping of federal policy. The fellows will accompany fellowship organizers and school faculty members, Matt Bogenschutz, Ph.D. and […]