Announcements — February 2009 Archives

February 25, 2009

School of Social Work Web site receives a Silver award in competition

The School of Social Work Web site received a Silver award in a competition for overall Web sites in its class. The Admissions Advertising Awards competition is sponsored by the HMR Publications Group and is published in the Higher Education Marketing Report. The site was designed by VCU Creative Services under the leadership of Jennifer Carmean, Associate Director.

Here’s a link to the Awards page:

February 20, 2009

VCU School of Social Work Head Start Program Mentioned in the News

Urban Views Weekly newspaper recently published an article on the VCU School of Social Work Head Start Program. The article features two VCU Head Start families — a current and a past family. They were interviewed and shared about their experience with the VCU Head Start Program. Click here to read the full article:

February 10, 2009

School of Social Work Alumni Association (SSWAN) joins Facebook

VCU School of Social Work Alumni Network (SSWAN) recently unveiled a Facebook page at If you’re already a member of Facebook, log-in and search “VCU School of Social Work Alumni Network.” If you’re not, just click here for a look at the site.

More than 250 alumni and friends have already joined the site. By becoming a Facebook member, you can reconnect with old classmates and learn about alumni activities and events, as well as continuing education happenings, etc. Most of this information can be found on the School’s own Web site,; however, those connected via Facebook receive alerts when new information has been posted at So, what are you waiting for? Sign up today!

February 9, 2009

VCU School of Social Work ‘ Community Reach Out’ Service Project Needs Your Help

The School of Social Work at VCU has launched a community service initiative – Community Reach Out — that engages its faculty, staff, students and alumni to work together in service to the community. The goal is to add a new School-wide dimension to its long-standing commitment to social and economic justice, and helping individuals and families in need

This Spring, the focus of Community Reach Out will be to those who have most acutely been experiencing the effects of the economic crisis. We will be initiating a new project each month of the Spring semester that relates to this focus.

The first project was a clothing drive for unemployed women and men who need business attire for job interviews, and newly employed adults who are in need of work-related clothing. The clothing was collected, organized and donated to Goodwill of Central Virginia’s job placement services, Freedom House, and TDC- Culture of Work Academy.

Questions? Contact the School of Social Work Dean’s Office (