The Building Refugee and Immigrant Degrees for Graduate Education Program, BRIDGE, is designed to give immigrants and refugees access to a graduate social work education, as well as develop critical cultural competencies within the human services workforce.
This year’s graduating class is comprised of students from across the globe. Some were born in the USA from immigrant parents from Africa, Central America and the Caribbean; others were born in Somalia, Brazil, Cape Verde, Colombia, Uganda and Haiti and arrived as immigrants and refugees to the USA several years ago. Their experiences in social work range from roles as community outreach workers, elderly caregivers, youth counselors, and domestic victims advocates to case managers, paraprofessionals, ESL teachers and assistants to surgical and research teams. Their rich and varied experiences add breadth and depth to BUSSW and the field of social work overall.
When: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 – 5:30-7pm
Where: BU School of Social Work, Conant Lounge, 264 Bay State Rd, Boston, 02115