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Stories of Impact


It’s the driving force behind our curriculum, our programs, our research, and our community engagement. These stories provide just a few examples of the ways our faculty, staff, students, and alumni are impacting the field and transforming lives.


Against All Odds

Leyda Garcia-Greenawalt , BSW '19, MSW '21

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Providing Help for Victims of Violence and Crime

Rachel Garthe, Associate Professor, Director of the Violence Prevention Research Lab

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The Healing Project

Dora Watkins , PhD student

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The Ripple Effect of a Single Donation

Katie Shumway, Director of Community Learning Lab

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Guaranteed Income: Helping the Housing Insecure and Homeless

Christopher Larrison, Associate Professor

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The Sky’s the Limit

Maria Vazquez, BSW graduate, MSW student

Maria Vasquez


PATH: Offering Hope to Families and Help to Providers

Matt Stinson, PATH Associate Director

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Deep Roots of Public Engagement

Nancy Flowers, Director of Research Programs, CPRD

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Taking On Racial Disproportionality in the Child Welfare System

Tamara Fuller, Director, Children and Family Research Center

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Office of Student Affairs: Supporting Students for Success

Monica Cherry, Director of Student Affairs

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