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African American and Latino Social Work Symposium
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 9:45am
Dominican Priory Campus - Room 263
Each year Dominican University holds an African-American and Latino Social Work Symposium to provide a space for community residents, businesses, members of higher education and those in social services to come together and explore issues affecting African American and Latino communities. This year, the symposium will focus on Youth and Education on the Westside of Chicago.
Thanks to the continued relationship between Dominican University and the Westside, community members and leaders have been able to educate GSSW about the strength of the Westside and the drive of its residents, as well as the areas of their community which need improvement and further development. Education is amongst one of these identified needs. Some of the Westside’s most vital leaders in education, its youth, are those who are able to create the biggest movement towards change. Inviting Westside youth to the symposium to inform symposium participants and the DU network of community needs and their ideas to address those needs, is an exciting opportunity.
This year’s Symposium will include cohorts of youth leaders from high schools located in Westside neighborhoods. The youth leaders will participate in discussions about college access, take tours of campus and join Dominican University First Generation College Students for lunch. The feedback provided by these young leaders to the Graduate School of Social Work will serve as a catalyst for a collaborative University and community effort towards college-readiness on the Westside.
Please complete the registration form by March 13, 2013 as space is limited.
For additional information contact:
708-714-9318 or email@example.com