March Is National Professional Social Work Month

Over the past twelve years this conference has grown into a highly anticipated event attended by an array of participants including social workers, guidance counselors, educators, elected officials, others in human rights, human services arenas and High School students.  The 2016 Conference will focus on the role of social workers, public administrators, guidance counselors, alcohol and drug prevention counselors, community advocates and other stakeholders who are invested in working collaboratively on efforts to build resiliency in young people, many of whom are succeeding despite daunting odds.

For Middle School and High School students the workshops will address strategies for building leadership skills, overcoming personal challenges and making positive decisions. For all other conference participants, the workshops will address strategies for building resiliency in children and families.  RSVP via Ms. Da-Nisha Banton, BSSW Program Assistant (Email:, Phone: 718-270-4857, Fax: 718-270-4828).

 About Medgar Evers College 

Located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Medgar Evers College is a growing institution offering both Associate and Baccalaureate degrees.  The nearly 7,000-member student body is primarily comprised of those who are the first in their families to attend college.  A senior college within The City University of New York (CUNY) system, Medgar Evers College was established in 1970 with a mandate to meet the educational and social needs of the Central Brooklyn community.  With a commitment to students who desire a sound academic foundation as well as an opportunity for personal development, Medgar Evers College seeks to provide high-quality, professional, career-oriented undergraduate degree programs in the context of a liberal arts education. For more information, visit