The College of Staten Island is the recipient of a fourth-cycle Policy Practice in Field Education Initiative grant from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The grant is funded by The New York Community Trust.

CSI’s grant comes from The Public Conversation for Change Leadership Training Initiative, which, according to CSWE, “will provide training and a network of supports that enhance first-year MSW and senior BSSW students’ commitment and skills for leading participatory policy change efforts that work to address forms of inequities at the intersections of race, disability, and poverty in Staten Island.”

CSWE President and CEO Darla Spence Coffey, PhD, MSW, said that “These grants make it possible for future social workers to learn the importance of policies, legislation, and regulation that advance social justice goals. We thank The New York Community Trust for funding this initiative and allowing CSWE and member programs to create opportunities for policy-focused field education and community engagement projects.”

By Editor