Geaux Serve - School Alumni, Faculty, and Students' Day of Service
Baton Rouge -- In the spirit of celebrating 80+ years of social work excellence, the LSU School of Social Work faculty, staff, students, and alumni spent the day providing support to two local non-profit organizations in Baton Rouge, St. Vincent DePaul and Youth Oasis. The event, called GEAUX SERVE, consisted of over 75 volunteers from the School of Social Work’s faculty, staff, students, and alumni working on various projects at both agencies.
Dr. Wesley Church, director of the LSU School of Social Work said, “Each of these centers are always in need of support and it was exciting to see the LSU School of Social Work community come together and serve the Baton Rouge community."
Dr. Church also said that due to the success of this event the LSU School of Social Work will partner with a local non-profit on an annual basis to provide a day of service to that agency.
The LSU School of Social Work’s event committee chair, Ashleigh Borgmeyer, MSW, LMSW, also asked each agency if there were items the agencies needed, and our volunteers came through. St. Vincent DePaul and Youth Oasis can usually use clothes, toiletries, and cash donations.
The event finished up on campus with the volunteers coming together to begin to plan next year’s GEAUX SERVE.
The LSU School of Social Work (SSW) aspires to be a leading school of social work, a vibrant center of intellectual development, a leader in promoting and supporting diverse communities, and an advocate for an integrated and inclusive model of social work, all within a learning environment that supports best educational practices. The SSW offers Child and Family Studies (CFS) and Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) undergraduate degrees, MSW, online MSW, and PhD. SSW is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education.
Visit the School of Social Work at lsu.edu/chse/socialwork
The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree and/or certificate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 1,120 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.
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