From Classroom to Community

30 Jul

MSW students work on resume tips for Rochester city residents in the southwest neighborhood. Back Row: Michael Slobbe, Sabrina Howland, Front (Left): Sabrina Wing, Amanda Tuttle

Students in the Greater Rochester Collaborative Master’s of Social Work Program, a joint degree program between Nazareth College and the SUNY College at Brockport, have been using their skills outside of the classroom—and making the southwest neighborhood of the city of Rochester a better place to live in the process.

The Advanced Standing Integrative Seminar course, taught by Nazareth’s Beth Russell and Brockport’s Margy Meath, has scrapped most of its in-class time in an effort to put its students out in the field where they’ll likely be working after graduation. They’re teaming with community leaders and local residents to identify both community strengths and critical issues in order to create resources for the community that will continue to provide support long after the project’s completion.

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