In honor of March as National Social Work Month, four students from MacMurray College’s Social Work Program went on an “Urban Mission” for three days from March 5-7 with Professor Joe Squillace, MSW. MacMurray College, in the Methodist tradition, partnered with Centenary Methodist Church in St. Louis which runs a shelter and social services center for the homeless called The Bridge. The students prepared food in the kitchen, served meals to the homeless, studied social service delivery, and discussed social justice issues.
Ashley and Stacia picking out aprons for kitchen work! Students and their guide Patrick taking "The Walk" in
downtown St. Louis.
The students also visited a Masters in Social Work program, attended a presentation by a formerly incarcerated woman and her social worker, and met with a social worker from Beardstown who now practices in St. Louis. The students attending were Kady Kroeschel (Medora), Ashley Sanders (Jacksonville), Bambi Mathenia (Carrollton), and Stacia Surratt (Jacksonville).
At Let's Start learning about incarcerated women. Capping off the evening with gelato and discussion witha practicing MSW.