May Term 2013 — Los Angeles, CA Community Service Trip

SWK6880-03 Travel/Study: Los Angeles, CA Community Service Trip           
3 semester hours

This course will be an experiential learning opportunity for MSW graduate students to be exposed to the largest homeless population in the United States, which is in Los Angeles, California. This opportunity will allow students to demonstrate competent practices with the core competencies identified by EPAS 2008. Each day we will work together and provide services to homeless individuals. Students will gain knowledge by engaging in direct service, planning and administrative tasks. Students will be able to use this knowledge throughout the remainder of their academic and professional career. Students will be working with individuals who coordinate services in homeless shelters within the Los Angeles area including, Ocean Park Community Center, Midnight Mission and Shelter Partnership, Inc.

Prerequisites

Consent of Instructor.

Instructor

Rachel Dunn, Social Field Work Coordinator, George Williams College of Aurora University

Course dates/times

Planning meeting in April 2013; class meetings Friday, May 10, from 6:30–10:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 11, from 8:30–11:00 a.m. to be held at the George Williams College campus.

Trip dates

May 13–17

Trip costs

$1,100 to include airfare, lodging, ground transportation in addition to graduate tuition of $1,725