School of Social Work to honor six St. Louis agencies Nov. 12

As part of Washington University’s Sesquicentennial, the George Warren Brown School of Social Work (GWB) is honoring six agencies through the Community Connections Project from 4-5:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in Brown Hall’s Brown Lounge. This event is free and open to the public.

Shanti Khinduka
Shanti Khinduka

In addition to comments by Shanti K. Khinduka, Ph.D., dean and the George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor, Stacey Nelson-Kumar, president of the GWB Alumni Board, and representatives from the honored agencies, items exhibiting the historical link between the agencies and GWB will be on display during the event.

“This project demonstrates how strong human services have evolved out of partnerships with GWB and Washington University,” says Jeff Bassin, member of the GWB Alumni Board and its immediate past president. “It is impressive how GWB and the community are connected. Hopefully, this project will help foster continuing partnerships.”

GWB selected Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments, Family Resource Center, Father’s Support Center, Justine Petersen Housing and Reinvestment Corporation, Provident Counseling, and Women’s Support and Community Services as the field service agencies to be honored.

“I think this is a wonderful selection of agencies,” says Sue Stepleton, member of the GWB Task Force on the Washington University Sesquicentennial and chair of the Dean’s Professional Advisory Committee for GWB. “In addition to being well respected in their fields, these agencies show the diversity of practice that GWB teaches.”