“The State of the American Veteran: The Chicagoland Veterans Study,” paints a jarring picture of post-military life for many area veterans. The School of Social Work is using the study—the first comprehensive look at the Chicago area’s military population—to develop four projects to help local veterans.
The State of the American Veteran: The Chicagoland Veterans Study, conducted by the University of Southern California (USC) School of Social Work Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families (CIR) and in partnership with Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work, is an effort to provide data-driven recommendations for serving the large population of veterans residing in Chicago and the surrounding area.
For graduate student Celeste Sánchez, service is a huge part of her life—both here and abroad. In Chicago, she provided a variety of services to homeless youth while interning at two local organizations. In Central America, she worked for several years with Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (“Our Little Brothers and Sisters”), which operates homes for orphaned children.
Lawrence Benito (MSW '98), a former Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) graduate fellow, spoke this past spring at the center's Alumni Speaker Series. Read about his cause, his time at Loyola, and his progress in the field.
Candace Musick knew from the start that she wanted to help people, and she attributes much of her achievement to the experience provided by the School of Social Work. She knew from her first semester at Loyola that social work was the field for her.
In spring 1965, Adrienne Bailey and a group of her Mundelein College classmates marched on Selma, Alabama, in support of civil rights. She knew it was a crucial moment for social change, and she now embraces a career advocating for more just education systems.
On May 30th, 2015, the Loyola University of Chicago School of Social Work held a Gala to celebrate their school's 100th year Anniversary. The Gala started off with a cocktail hour of drinks and conversation in the Loyola University Museum of Art or LUMA and finished with dinner in Regents Hall.
Service and leadership are at the heart of a Jesuit education. And they’re also a key part of what drives Mariela Rodriguez each and every day. Rodriguez, who spent two months in Mexico working with indigenous women, hopes to one day earn her PhD and help immigrants and refugees.