Learning Through Community Engagement

Eight Boston College School of Social Work (BCSSW) MSW candidates are engaged in a novel Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) course designed and taught by Assistant Professor Samantha Teixeira that provides hands-on experience in the context of an existing community-engaged research partnership. In the course, students design and implement a specific project, then reflect on the possibilities for using CBPR in future settings related to community development, community organizing, and academic research.

A Day in the Life: High School Social Work

BCSSW grad Chris Dougherty (MSW ’97) has spent the last 18 years working at his alma mater Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens, N.Y. As Chairperson of Guidance, Chris serves as a role model, leader, and advisor to Molloy’s student body; the school was one of the first high schools nationwide to implement a counseling…