A special thanks to the crew over at SocialWork@Simmons for the new graphic.
Simmons College Supports Pride
United States of Pride, SocialWork@Simmons
Hi Seasons of Pride team,
First and foremost thank you for all that you do in empowering the LGBT community and consistently publishing resources and tools to bring the community together. I am writing on behalf of Simmons College and we are proud of our commitment to embracing diversity and inclusivity. Our students come from all over the United States and we created a piece that spotlights many of the major LGBT pride festivals occurring across the nation this summer. The graphic is titled: “The United States of Pride.”
In an effort to continue to spread the message of pride and raise awareness around LGBT history, we would be honored if you could share this tool as part of your Pride Calendar page!
Every year, hundreds of marchers take to Copley Square to celebrate the city of Boston’s commitment to embracing their diverse history and culture of inclusivity in the Boston Pride Parade. We are #WickedProud to report that many of SocialWork@Simmons’ faculty and students will be marching as part of this year’s celebration! In addition, we are serving as a Purple Level Sponsor for this year’s Boston Pride Festival and are thrilled to be giving back to our community.
About the Parade:
Date: Saturday, June 13th 2015 (rain or shine)
Time: 12 p.m. – 3p.m.
Place: Copley Square
For more information: BostonPride.org
If you are SocialWork@Simmons student or a friend of our program, we invite you to march with us on the 13th! If you are interested in joining, please reach out to Chris Ingrao at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send you more information.
If you are unable to join us in person, there are many ways in which you can participate in the celebration. We invite you to follow us along on our social media platforms where we will giving regular updates about the parade:
Be sure to follow along with this year’s official hashtag #WickedProud to see updates from the festival in real time. We also invite you to follow us along on our SocialWork@Simmons blog where we will be publishing photos and a thorough recap of our experience.
In 1904, Simmons became the first college to offer training and education to clinical social workers. Today, that tradition of innovation continues with our online Master of Social Work (MSW) program, SocialWork@Simmons. As Simmons School of Social Work (SSW) enters its second century, we are excited to be at the forefront of innovations taking place in clinical social work education, bringing our knowledge and experience to students nationwide with our online MSW program.
At Simmons, student outcomes are paramount. We take a hands-on approach to online learning, combining a rigorous social work education with a collaborative online environment. SocialWork@Simmons students complete the same intensive coursework as on-campus students, participate in field placements in or near their own communities, and benefit from a lifetime of support from colleagues, professors, and SSW.
SocialWork@Simmons is different than other online learning experiences. Through a state-of-the-art learning platform, we offer small online classes taught live by SSW faculty. Our faculty also work with curriculum designers to create immersive video coursework, which students complete on their own schedule between live classes. This coursework features case studies and interactive lectures designed to build clinical expertise and skills for social work practice. Coursework also facilitates discussion in live classes, bringing theory to life and preparing students for work in the field.
Like our on-campus program, our online MSW blends classes and experience in the field to actively prepare students for the challenges of practice. Our field placement team works with students to find meaningful clinical internships. In addition, we support students from the moment they inquire about the program — with dedicated support throughout the admissions process, during the program, and after graduation.