By Damon Markiewicz

The Springfield College Department of Social Work recently received a $300,000 grant from Boston Children’s Hospital’s Collaboration for Community Health. With this funding, they will be able to establish the THRIVE Scholars Program which will benefit graduate social work students who are ethnically, racially, and linguistically diverse individuals, and individuals from low-income backgrounds, first-generation students, or working parents/guardians.

The initiative was developed by Springfield College Social Work faculty and staff who are pictured (left to right): Chair and Associate Professor Anthony Hill, EdD, Associate Professor Lisa Watson, PhD, Director of Field Education Laura Mackie, MSW, and Assistant Director of Field Education Lily Ghrear, MSW.

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