“The MSW program gave me the academic framework to deepen my intellectual understanding of social justice work. My knowledge of systems, human behavior, qualitative and quantitative research, and policy development are proving invaluable in my job as an affordable housing policy advocate. Pursuing an independent study gave me the opportunity to work one-on-one with a fantastic professor to perform in-depth housing policy research. In addition to the academic experience, I also developed a strong professional identity as a macro social worker who collaborates with low-income people to build their power and effect meaningful policy change.”
A new study from the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice, & Research reveals that youth in foster care and...