SPRING COURSE OFFERING FOR 2ND YEAR STUDENTS
"Capacity Building With Faith Communities: Meeting the Challenge of Poverty"
Open to GSS Doctoral students plus students from other Master level programs, this course introduces the issue of poverty, capacity building as an approach to working with the poor, and the role of the faith community in working on behalf of the poor. It sets the stage to consider the role of social work and faith communities through review of poverty in the U.S., the incumbent challenges the poor experience, and the role that different faith traditions have based on their belief in social justice as a lived mission. Specific methods for capacity building include asset-based community development, use of a strengths perspective, empowerment practice, and understanding social work traditions of community development, advocacy and community-based clinical practice. Students are introduced to model faith based programs in New York City such as: housing collaboratives, congregational organizing, alternatives to incarceration, mentoring programs for the formerly homeless, and emergency food services.
BECK INSTITUTE MSW INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
As our work with diverse faith communities in New York City grows, we are discovering new opportunites and requests for Fordham MSW student interns. Some of the internships that have been offered have been at Harlem Congregation for Community Improvement (HCCI), Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing (IAHH), Reformed Church of Bronxville, Church of St. Francis Xavier (NYC), and Catholic Charities (NYC).
MSW students at the Fordham Graduate School of Social Service interested in faith-based social service are encouraged to discuss their interest with Dr. Dale Lindquist, Managing Director of the Institute. Over the next year he will be working with the Field Work Office to develop internships that offer experience in providing social service in the faith community. For more information please contact Dr. Dale Lindquist at (914)367-3438.
BECK INSTITUTE MSW INTERNS AVAILABLE
Faith based organizations interested in a Fordham University MSW student intern, please contact Dr. Dale Lindquist at (914)367-3438 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student volunteers are welcome at the Beck Institute. Please contact us at (914)367-3438 or email us at email@example.com.