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Reflections from Abby: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Oct 16, 2017 in Featured Stories, Social Work Student Blogs

Chi-town, My Town “Chicago is my kind of town Chicago is my kind of people too… Chicago is calling me home.”- Frank Sinatra Hello! My name is Abby Duran, and I am a senior social work student at Hope College. This semester I am completing a full-time internship at The Children’s Place Association, in their […]

Reflections from Lacey: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Oct 2, 2017 in Social Work Student Blogs, Student Blog

Greetings from Chicago!  My name is Lacey Burie, and I am a senior social work major from Trinity Christian College.  I am interning at Casa Central’s La Posada program.  Casa Central is the largest Hispanic social service agency in the Midwest, serving the Humboldt Park neighborhood with everything from early childhood education to violence prevention […]

Reflections from Cailee: A CS BSW Student

Posted on May 8, 2017 in Social Work Student Blogs, Student Blog

Hello, Cailee Veenstra here! I am a recent Social Work graduate from Dordt College and had the amazing opportunity to complete my learning while interning in Chicago. I have had some incredible learning experiences because of this internship, and am abundantly grateful for all those who contributed to my learning. I interned at New Moms, […]

Reflections from Tiffany: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 in Social Work Student Blogs, Student Blog

It was the summer of 2001, and I was six years old. My mom had taken my younger brother and I to the Museum of Science and Industry in the beautiful south side neighborhood of Hyde Park. I recall being in awe not only of the lush greenery that surrounded us but also of the […]

Reflections from Sarah: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 in Social Work Student Blogs, Student Blog

Growing up in the southwest suburbs I was not entirely unfamiliar with the Windy City, however, I’ve learned that visiting Chicago and living in Chicago are two completely different things. Spending just one day in the city does not compare to the excitement of living here for an entire semester. Chicago has been one of […]

Reflections from Colton: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Mar 31, 2017 in Social Work Student Blogs, Student Blog

Hey, I’m Colton Clark. I’m currently a Social Work student from Hope College here at the Chicago semester. I’m from Holland, Michigan; a town on the west coast known best for it’s lakeside views and Tulip Time in May. I have long wanted to live and work in an urban environment, and this Semester has […]