Director's Corner - A Message from Dr. EPH
Congratulations for all of your contributions and the contributions that you will continue to make on behalf of individuals, families and children in our communities. The NASW is happy to celebrate its 60th year anniversary this year. Quite fitting, the theme for this year is "Social Work Paves the Way for Change" an outcome that we can all attest to in our work. The NASW OC Unit in collaboration with the Black Social Work Caucus will host the annual Social Work Month event at OCAC on Saturday, March 14th from 9am-1pm where we will recognize the OC Social Worker of the Year.
In recognition of Social Work Month there are a number of activities planned throughout the month at UPC and the academic centers. Please take some time to attend one of the events and celebrate all of the accomplishments of the profession.
the profession and all that it has accomplished.
Make it a Great Day,
OCAC 2015 Grad Event
Hilton Costa Mesa, 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Ticket prices: $35 in March, $40 in April
Get your tickets from any OCAC Caucus member, during tabling (Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays during U-Break), or on our online store https://squareup.com/market/orange-county-social-work-caucus).
Cash Bar | Sit-Down Dinner | Live Entertainment | DJ | Raffles | Dancing
Must be 13+ to attend.
Dress Code: Formal Attire
OCAC Merchandise For Sale
This is our largest fundraiser for the OCAC Grad Event!
March Social Work Month Events
Thursday, March 12 @ 11am-1pm, Classroom B
Women Leading the Way in Orange County
Thursday, March 12 @ 11am-1pm
Morgan Stanley, 1901 Main Street, Penthouse, Irvine, CA 92614
In partnership with Vanguard University and Hope for the Warriors.
RSVP with email@example.com
NASW Family Violence & Awareness Symposium
Saturday, March 14 @ 9am-1pm
Students: FREE; 3 CEUs will be provided for this session.
RSVP with firstname.lastname@example.org
Pet Therapy & Stress Management
Tuesday, March 24 @ 11:30am-12:45pm, Classroom B
Presenter: Jodi Smith, LCSW
Paving the Way for Change
WHO: USC Social Workers!
WHAT: Make sure you participate in the Social Work Month 2015 Campaign by sharing why you selected the Social Work profession! “I chose Social Work Because...”
(A) UPC Gabilan Courtyard, or
(B) Virtually by uploading a selfie on social media & using the following hashtags:
* Email email@example.com to include you in the raffle!
WHEN: During universal break on March 3, 5, 10, 12, 24, 26
REWARD REWARD REWARD:
Your participation will allow you to enter a raffle to WIN some cool prizes! Winners will be announced on March 12 at 12:30pm
Ongoing Monthly Hygiene Products Drive
OCAC Christian Caucus will be having bins around OCAC collecting hygiene donations on an ongoing monthly basis to donate to the ShareOurSelves local outreach program in Costa Mesa. Contact Sharrise at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Looking for donations of soap, hand sanitizer, toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, mouthwash, deodorant, shampoo & conditioner, shower gel, razors, shaving cream, sunscreen, lotion, feminine hygiene products, and socks.
Latino(a) Social Work Caucus E-Board 2015-2016 Positions Available
Looking for Qualified OCAC Peer Tutors - Paid Position
The position is paid at $12 an hour and can be performed during universal breaks and before or after classes. Weekend and evening sessions are also possible but less necessary as they would be online and we have people who can work online already. Peer tutors are encouraged to maintain your own work first, but (as much as possible) to commit to 6-15 hours per week - about half reviewing papers and topics and half in meetings with students. Reviewing papers can be done anywhere, including at home.
Students will be working what remains of Spring Semester and then Fall Semester and Spring of next year. You will be trained, both in working with students, the system we use to make and track appointments, and a general knowledge of writing to help assist students. About 7-8 hours of training will be required, spaced over a few weeks. While most of your work will be in-person at their campus, when requests are low you will also help with online meetings.
If interested, and for additional information, please contact Shunit Mor-Barak at email@example.com with an attached, MS Word document, representative of your writing skills from one of the foundation year courses. Grades are important - writing skills are essential.
Trojan Family Matters
Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 10am-3pm
Whittier Narrows Park, Shelter 8
750 Santa Anita Avenue, South El Monte, CA 91733
Hosted by your Part Time & Black Social Work Caucuses
Zumba Party @ OCAC
Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 9-11am
2300 Michelson Drive, Irvine, CA 92612
One ticket for $10, two tickets for $15 (water included)
Proceeds go towards the Annual MSW Grad Gala!
Lots of prizes and giveaways!!!
Cinderella & Prince Charming Project
Princess- formal dresses, shoes, jewelry (must be new), evening bags, shawls, scarves, cosmetics (must be new)
Prince- suits, dress shoes, dress shirts, neck ties & bow ties, belts, dress socks, cuff links
Donations needed by APRIL 3, 2015.
Drop off locations:
UPC, OCAC, SDAC, Skirball
Or you may mail items to:
USC School of Social Work - Student Org. Office
655 West 34th Street, #SWC 101
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11 for the assortment and distribution of items.
Location- A Place Called Home (2830 S. Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90011)
For further information, contact Angela Lara Lomeli at firstname.lastname@example.org
API Scholarship Reception
Thursday, April 2, 2015
4:30pm USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center - Basement Grand Ballroom B. Lecture is free and open to the public.6:00pm 17th Annual Scholarship Reception @ USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center - Basement Grand Ballroom A
Asian Pacific-Islander Caucus' 17th Annual Scholarship Reception is exactly ONE month away! We are pleased to announce our lecturers: Anna Cho Fenley, Steven Kim, and Florence Chung. All 3 are USC MSW Alums. This lecture is FREE! To purchase tickets for the Scholarship Reception at 6pm, please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/17th-annual-usc-asian-pacific-islander-scholarship-reception-tickets-15627791144.
RSVP by March 20, 2015
Volunteer at the 2015 California Democrats State Convention
Mandatory training for all volunteers on Thursday, May 14.
Questions? Email Suzanne Ruecker, Convention Volunteer Coordinator, at Volunteer2015@cadem.org
Have Something to Contribute?
USC School of Social Work, Orange County Caucus
Co-Chairs: Christine Featherstone & Kae Saelee
Community Chair: Mallorie Sanchez
Treasurer: Claudia Valdivia
Secretary: Katherine Lee
Foundation Year Rep: Sarah McClellan