Aug 28 2023

Coppin State University Social Work Students Participating in Mental Health Fellowship

Social work students standing in front of University of Maryland School of Social Work

Social work students and faculty from Coppin State, University of Maryland Baltimore, University of Maryland Baltimore County, and community partners standing in front of University of Maryland School of Social Work on August 24, 2023.

BALTIMORE - Five Coppin State University students are participating in a fellowship through the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work Center for Restorative Change, that would provide them with financial support as they train as school-based mental health service providers in high-need schools across Central Maryland.

The fellowship is supported by a $5.5 Million grant from the Department of Education, and will support diverse social work students from Coppin State University, University of Maryland Baltimore, and University of Maryland Baltimore County - all University System of Maryland institutions.

Coppin State University students participating in the initiative are:
•    Jasmine Dilworth ('24)
•    Jaela Morris ('24)
•    Faith Rogers ('24)
•    Krishna Smith ('24)
•    XavionnahC Wallace ('24)

The program will serve six local educational agencies, with Baltimore City Public Schools as the primary partner, serve 105 fellows, hire 50 providers, and serve 10,000 students. The partnership provides targeted training for social work students to ensure that they are fully prepared to meet the diverse needs of students in these communities. The students will receive continuous support and mentorship while completing their degrees, ensuring that they are fully equipped to serve in these critical roles. 

A young woman on the right wearing a Coppin State sweatshirt smiles beside an older woman on right with braids
Coppin State Social Work student Faith Rogers ('24) (left), with Associate Professor, Melissa Buckley, Ph.D. during the  announcement  at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, on August 24, 2023.


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