Category «Social Work»

Black Lives Matter: Get Into Your Position!

Black Lives Matter all day, every day! I am a Black woman. Unapologetically Black.  I rarely describe myself as African American or a woman or color and never as a brown woman (actually I’m confused by the Black women who call themselves Brown, but that is neither here nor there). I’ve learned how to be …

Nicki Sanders: From Director of Programs to Leadership Consultant

Are leaders born or made? Are you a leader if you don’t have followers? I’ve studied leadership and management for over a decade – through formal education, continuing education/professional development, and through independent research sparked by my own curiosity. I’ve studied John Maxwell, Stephen Covey, and other leadership experts to improve my own leadership skills. …

Nicki Sanders: From Internship Supervisor to College Professor

Words have power…choose and use them wisely. Manifestation is real…use it intentionally. God’s favor isn’t fair…accept it graciously. I have always been a teacher. It probably started during my years as a student at Trinity College that I would randomly but frequently say “I’m going to teach a college course one day”. Now, we all …

Pack A Backpack Drive 2020 Postponed Due to Covid-19

March is National Social Work Month.  April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and National Volunteer Month. May is National Foster Care Awareness Month. According to Boys & Girls Aid, children in foster care face the constant risk of being moved. A child entering foster care will likely live in more than four homes during the …

5 Things I Learned About Career Advancement from Sesame Street

I was a Sesame Street Kid who grew up to be a Sesame Street parent and adult. I absolutely love the television and the impact it has made on our society. In addition to numbers, letters, and colors, there are 5 important lessons I learned about Career Advancement from watching Sesame Street. Do What You …

Social Work Month Interview with Shante Johnson, MSW, Founder of Rising to Thrive, LLC

As a young girl, Shante Johnson wanted to be a fashion designer. During her high school years she decided to become a psychiatrist. She applied to Norfolk State University and started college as a psychology major. When she learned about the Interdisciplinary Studies major, she changed her major and decided to combine social work and …

Social Work Month Interview with Tiffany Walker, LSW, Founder of Pathways Toward Peace

Tiffany Walker, LSW, is a School Social Worker, outpatient therapist, and founder of Pathways Toward Peace. Pathways Toward Peace is a New Jersey based non-profit organization, whose mission is to increase mental health literacy in faith-based organizations.  Tiffany has always been an advocate for equity and social justice. Her life experiences as a minority student …