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Fulbright awards fuel opportunities abroad for social work faculty Gattis, Burnette

One VCU School of Social Work faculty member is currently working abroad in South Africa, and a second will be headed to Mongolia this summer – both as repeat recipients of Fulbright awards. Maurice Gattis, Ph.D., an associate professor, was named a Fulbright U.S. Scholar for Social Sciences and Humanities and has been working in […]

Grand Challenges for Social Work selects Ph.D. student Kemmerer for 1 of 13 national awards

VCU School of Social Work Ph.D. student Aaron Kemmerer, M.S.W., got emotional when he learned he had won a highly competitive national award on a subject that is deeply personal. “When I got the news, I cried,” says Kemmerer, who was selected for one of 13 national Grand Challenges for Social Work doctoral dissertation/capstone project […]

Social work associate professor Gattis’ fashion line mixes business with creativity

A business partnership formed after a chance meeting with a couple in Ghana, and now Maurice Gattis, Ph.D., associate professor at the VCU School of Social Work, has a fashion line called Fort Mosé 1738 that carries a line of contemporary West African fashions. Fort Mosé 1738 refers to the first free Black community in […]

Ph.D. student Kemmerer wins doctoral fellowship from Grand Challenges for Social Work

The Grand Challenges for Social Work has selected VCU School of Social Work Ph.D. student and alum Aaron Kemmerer (B.A.’12/CHS; M.S.W.’20/SW) as one of 13 social work doctoral students to earn a national fellowship. Kemmerer’s research falls under the “end homelessness” category, one of 13 Grand Challenges subject areas supported by the GCSW, which champions […]

Social work-led project to reduce homelessness receives $800K+ grant

Two VCU School of Social Work associate professors, Maurice N. Gattis, Ph.D., and M. Alex Wagaman, Ph.D., have secured a Virginia Housing Trust Fund Homeless Reduction Grant The $883,014 grant builds on a previously funded project and will work to reduce homelessness among LGBTQ+ youth, pregnant and parenting youth, and young people at the intersection […]

RVA Street Singers to perform Dec. 13

The RVA Street Singers will perform a concert, Unity, Happiness & Light, at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at the Centenary Methodist Church, 411 E. Grace St., Richmond.

Free training available on LGBTQ+ youth homelessness through Nov. 30

If you’d like to learn more about the issues of LGBTQ+ youth homelessness, a valuable, free training resource is available as part of a November-long competition among Richmond and four other cities selected for the national Grand Challenge to End Youth Homelessness.

Alumna Elaine Williams earns top honor for recent graduates

Elaine Genise Williams is way ahead of schedule. Only two years removed from earning her bachelor’s degree in social work from VCU, she is already being honored with one of the VCU Office of Alumni Relations’ 10 Under 10 awards.

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 […]

VCU alum gives testimony of student homelessness and financial aid

VCU alum Elaine Williams brought a first-hand experience of student homelessness when she testified before a U.S. Senate committee.