Saturday, October 1, 2011

Student Spotlight

Every month we will feature a social work student. If you would like to be featured on our blog or nominate a fellow student please send your nominations to

Our Student Spotlight for October is Joy Stewart!

Joy Stewart, MBA

FAU Masters in Social Work Student

Joy grew up in Jamaica W.I. where she attended high school and college majoring in Hospitality Management. At 21 she migrated to America to continue her education and earned her Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management and a few years later earned her Master’s in Business Administration from Nova University. She spent several years working in the Hospitality Industry before making the decision to pursue her dream to become a change agent for our vulnerable populations. Today she is an AmeriCorps member, a member of Volunteer Broward and also serves as a Listener for the Broward County Mental Health Association working with youths in Broward County school system.

She is looking forward to graduation day and the opportunity to spend the rest of her career to improve the lives of those in need.

AVDA's Race for Hope

On Saturday, October 15th in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, SOWSA will be participating in the AVDA 12th Annual Race for Hope.

Karaoke Night!

Saturday, October 8th SOWSA will be hosting its first social mixer. Join us at Davito's Italian Restaurant in Boca for Karaoke night beginning at 7:30pm! This event will give us the opportunity to fundraise and promote SOWSA while having having a good time! This Event is Free for members and $5 for non-members. Bring your friends!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Inspirational Quote of the Week

Fall down seven times, Stand up eight.

-Japanese Proverb

Social Work Stream of Consciousness

This is a space where you can share the random thoughts that flow in and out of your mind as it relates to social work…or not. Think of them as status updates, keen observations, or interesting takes on life. To get this part of the blog going, we will suggest a question for now, but our hopes are that it takes a life of its own. This month’s question: How did you find yourself in social work?