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USC Social Work partnership with SoCal schools awarded

Building Capacity initiative tries to boost awareness of military-connected students in public schools

by Linda Jackson

The Building Capacity in Military-Connected Schools project has received a 2014 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award. The project, a partnership between the USC School of Social Work and eight public school districts in San Diego and Riverside counties, strives to create sustainable models of supportive schools.

Given by the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC), the award was presented at this year’s National Training Seminar in Washington, D.C. The honor recognizes outstanding teacher preparation programs and celebrates collaboration among higher education institutions, public school districts and military […]

By |August 13th, 2014|News, Research|0 Comments

USC Social Work participates in LA mayor’s event recognizing military children

by Linda Jacobson

Military-connected children gathered in downtown Los Angeles last month to be honored and thanked for the sacrifices they make as part of military families.

“Because they don’t wear uniforms, military children often don’t get recognized,” said Nathan Graeser, community liaison/analyst with the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families (CIR) at the USC School of Social Work and coordinator of the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC), said as he welcomed the families.

USC’s Building Capacity and Welcoming Practices in Military-Connected Schools also participated in the Month of the Military Child event, which was organized by multiple partners […]

By |May 14th, 2014|News|0 Comments