From the Director
2022 MFP Fellows Viewbook
Master's Application Open!
Featured Fellow: Angel Ramos
Upcoming Event Featuring Dr. Kathy G. Purnell, Ph.D., M.S.W., M.S.
Join the Exclusive Online Community for MFP Fellows and Alumni
Update Your Contact Information
International Social Work Education Grant Cycle Closing Soon
CSWE Diversity Center’s April Educator|Resource
Kesslyn Brade Stennis, PhD
The MFP is pleased to share our 2021–2022 Fellows Viewbook. This booklet highlights 54 stand-out MFP master’s and doctoral fellows, many of whom are currently on the job market. Please review their biographies to learn more about their practice, research, and teaching expertise; passions; and career goals. It is our hope that you will view the individual bios of our fellows in the context of employment opportunities and consider the multitude of ways MFP fellows can enhance your agency, organization, university, and community.
The 1-year MFP master’s fellowship enhances the training of full-time, direct-practice focused, social work master’s students in the final year of study by providing specialized training on mental health and substance use disorder issues, a monetary stipend, and access to mentoring and professional development support.
The MFP team will be available to answer questions regarding the fellowship program, eligibility requirements, and the application process during scheduled Zoom information and application support sessions. Please register and join at the times listed below:
CSWE MFP Information Sessions
- Information Session Three: April 14, 2:00 PM (ET)
Application Support Sessions (Q&A)
- April 18 at 1:00 PM (ET)
- May 4 at 7:00 PM (ET)
- May 18 at 3:00 PM (ET)—This session is exclusively available to people who have applications in progress.
The application deadline is Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 5:00 PM (ET). Learn more and apply here.
At 3:00 PM (ET) on April 15, MFP staff are pleased to welcome Dr. Kathy Purnell for a discussion on ""Social Work; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI); and Technology." Dr. Kathy is a Caribbean native with origins in London, England. She's a strategist, consultant, educator, visual storyteller, and learning experience designer specializing in diversity, equity, and inclusion. She has a Ph.D. in Education, an undergraduate and graduate degree in Social Work from two Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and a master's degree in Online Instructional Design and Technology. Dr. Kathy is now a student at M.I.T., where she is researching immersive technologies. She is passionate about connecting her core areas of interest: Social Work Education, D.E.I. Consultation, Technology, and Immersive Learning. Learn more about Dr. Purnell and register here for the April 15th session.
Spark is CSWE’s online community for educators and social workers. This intuitive platform is designed to inspire conversation and collaboration among social workers, faculty members and administrators, students, interprofessional care providers, and other professionals around the world.
Your community can be used to:
- have real time conversations with daily or weekly notices of new posts;
- upload documents and materials;
- keep track of meeting minutes;
- share ideas or generate collaboration among members; and
- organize notes and discussion points.
Once you have created an account, please search for ‘Minority Fellowship Program (MFP)’ in the search bar and request to join the community. When requesting to join, please provide a short message as to why you would like to join the community. Once we receive your request, we will grant you full access to the MFP Community.
National Association of Social Workers’ National Conference
Registration is now open for the 2022 National Association of Social Workers’ National Conference. Attend in person or virtually June 22–25, 2022, for “unparalleled opportunities in professional development, continuing education, and networking.” Find more information on the program schedule, speakers, hotel and travel, and exhibitors here and register today.
Have you changed jobs in the last few years? Changed your primary email address? The MFP relies on current contact information for our internal database, which we use to contact alumni and help us prepare our reports for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Please use this link to share your updated contact information. Additionally, you are encouraged to reach out to MFP alumni you are connected with and request that they share their updated information too. Thank you in advance for supporting MFP staff efforts to enhance connectedness in the MFP community.
CSWE’s Katherine A. Kendall Institute for International Social Work Education (Kendall Institute) is excited to announce that the 2022 grant cycle is now open.
The Kendall Institute awards grants for the development of projects to create international social work education materials and curricula that bring the global context into social work classrooms in the United States. These projects combine creativity and innovation with existing knowledge and practice to influence the future of international social work education nationwide.
The 2022 grant cycle spans 3 years, from July 2022 to June 2025. Proposals must be submitted to CSWE by Monday, April 18, 2022, at 11:59 PM (EDT). Read the request for proposals for more information on how to apply.
The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College has several academic, tenure-track postings available and invites applicants to apply for assistant, associate, or full professor positions. See the full posting to learn more, and apply online here.
The School of Social Work at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, invites applications for an assistant professor of social work position. Find more information on this 9-month tenure-track position here. All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site.
Visit CSWE’s Center for Diversity and Social & Economic Justice to view the April Educator|Resource.