“Take pride in how far you've come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don't forget to enjoy the journey.- Michael Josephson #bcssw we hope you enjoy the journey of this semester. Here's to a joyful spring! . . . . #bcssw #newbeginnings #finalsemester #secondsemester #springsemester #msw #gradschool #socialwork #socialworkschool #bostoncollege #joyinthejourney #inspiration #socialworkinspiration #inspirationalquotes
Students from BCSSW course Services to Migrants: A Border Perspective conducted on the U.S./ Mexico #border met with volunteers from the Green Valley Sahuarita Samaritans, an organization that provides food, water, and first aid to #migrants suffering from the effects of the often grueling trek from places as far away as Central America.
#HappyNewYear from all of us at BCSSW! May your 2018 be filled with success and positive change!
This picture is from the first time I successfully climbed a mountain, the kind where trees stop growing at the top because the summit is so high. It was hard. There were times I thought I wouldn’t be able to make it all the way to the top, but I did. My journey as a social worker has been a lot like that. There are times where I am uncertain if I have chosen the right profession, if I truly have what it takes to carry the label 'Social Worker.' I have to stop and take a breath when things get too overwhelming, when the challenges of the world look like they are too difficult to conquer. It’s in those moments I have to reconnect with why I started this #journey in the first place. I picture myself at the summit, in the world I believe is possible, and remember that I’m a social worker because I can feel deeply, I can’t ignore suffering, and I am certain that #change is possible. Then I keep climbing. -- Madison Tallant #rememberingyourwhy @mad_tallant
I am a social worker because I have the #passion, #power, and privilege to bring more #compassion, #equity, and #justice to the world. I am a social worker because there are injustices in the world that need to be corrected and I am the right person to do it. - Joanna Abaroa-Ellison #rememberingyourwhy @joannnnaaaaaa
Counting down the final days of 2017 with inspiring thoughts from current students, remembering why they got into social work in the first place. I am a social worker: because I want to accompany and act in solidarity with marginalized people; because I am determined and resolved to engage in the slow work of promoting justice and equity in our communities; and because this career nourishes my conviction that systemic sociopolitical change is possible. More than anything else, though, I am a social worker because I embrace an enduring hope for a better world. - Anastasia Spratley #rememberingyourwhy @sincerely_anya