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CSULB MSW Students Shine in Community Projects I & II, Continued

 

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. 

Here are some examples:

(click on the links below to go directly to the presentations)

Sex Trafficking Presentation Still Image

For a World Without Slavery: Sex Trafficking, by Megan Humphreys, Teresa Robles, Gabriela Rodriguez, and Melissa Rosal.

Uniting Cultures Powerpoint Image

Uniting Cultures at CSULB, by Dorian, Kristine, Adriana, Christina, and Taide.

Police Violence Powerpoint Image

Police Violence and Misuse of Power, By Monica Burke, Brooke Clavesilla, Greg D’Eloia, and Michael Hinckley

Safe Space Kit LGBT Powerpoint Image

GLSEN’s Safe Space Kit Intervention, presented by Paloma Bautista, Denise Betters, Sal Navarro, Eminely Soberanis, and Julianne Williams.

Salvation Army Intake form from Presentation

Improving Salvation Army Intake for Better Access to Resources, by Cinthia G., Essence J., LeeAnn K., Jasmin M., Violeta M., and Ellora S.

My Rights in a Culture of Rape Presentation Slide

Crossing the Line: Sexual Activity, Consent and My Rights by
Katie George, Esdras Hernandez, Kelsey Moore, Tram Tran, and Brittany Urich.

Obesity, Youth and the YMCA presentation image

Obesity and Youth, by Hannah Bauss, Molly Glisson, Brittany Little, Karina Rivera, and Cynthia Turrieta.

Homeless Not Helpless Pesentation Image

Homeless, Not Helpless, by Daniel Chatman, Hanh Dang, Elena Ricks, George Rodriguez, and Charles Zamora.

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 preparing for Literacy Night, holding colorful signs.

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!