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MSW African American Personal Purpose

My career in social work is the culmination of a long life of personal and professional preparation. I have so enjoyed working with people, helping them with their problems. At 40, I have the necessary maturity to perform at my absolute best level, again, as a student. I now also have an especially elevated level of motivation that accompanies my current position working with at risk young men, mostly minority. Frankly, I am deeply saddened by the explosive incarceration rates in America, and the way that Black boys lead the way going to jail, rather than college, working, etc.


MSW African American Womens Issues Personal
MSW African American Womens Issues Personal Purpose

This sense of urgency makes me an excellent candidate for your master's program because I am so fully engaged with my place of employment; it is my mission, and an excellent place to complete my internship. It is my sincere hope to be able to make some modest contribution to discussions of how to best counsel and care for at risk youths, in my case my research interest is in boys, especially those at risk of spending their young adulthood behind bars. My inspiration, zeal, level of motivation, it all indicates that graduate school is the place where I belong. My family is now able to give me the necessary space as well.


MSW African American Womens Issues Personal
MSW African American Womens Issues Personal Purpose

I come from a long history of concern for women's issues, and being a woman is equally if not more important to my application to your program than being black. I am still a volunteer at a shelter for women who have substance abuse as well as mental health issues. It would be more convenient for me, however, to do my research where I go to work every day. And these boys are stealing my heart. They can be just enormously difficult. I am glad that as a woman at least, I am now an older woman, and thus avoid many of the problems that are exacerbated by male hormones. I work with those who are chronically afflicted with the worst of life's problems, and it is here that I find my greatest joy. I follow what Jesus said about helping the poorest, showing them love.


MSW African American Womens Issues Personal
MSW African American Womens Issues Personal Purpose

I rise in the morning thinking about my clients because their hope is my hope, and I am always excited to share. My work thrills me, and it is here that I find my deepest spiritual fulfillment, in my service. I also work with women who have children in the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). For the last 13 years, I have been a volunteer and have also help professional positions in this area women, children, and Family Services.


MSW African American Personal Purpose







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