Community of Practice
Called the Workforce for Student Well-being Initiative or WSW, over five years, 100 aspiring school social workers will receive conditional scholarships based on their financial need so the cost of getting an education is not a barrier to their getting an advanced degree and then committing to working in a high-need public or tribal school.
WSW social workers will:
– Receive pre-service training, including a 30-hour community of practice with peers and experts focused on effective, comprehensive culturally responsive school mental health
– Attend a professional networking retreat with mentors
– Receive their Educational Staff Associate (ESA) certificate
– Receive career placement support to take a leadership role in a high-need public school after graduation