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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