As part of that commitment, Walden partners with alumni and students who are living out their mission of positive social change to provide Acts for Good.
Walden’s Act for Good for the Oxford Home for Children is to donate $25,000 in materials, equipment, and furniture to reclaim an indoor gym space at the residential care campus as well as install a Walden Community Library. Still says, “I’m envisioning this as a family-fun atmosphere where the kids can hang out and just be kids.” She says that couches, a table, new paint, a reading area, and a video game area will turn the space into a place where everyone at the Oxford Home will enjoy spending time.
When asked if she has any advice for future Walden students—whether they are her co-workers or the kids they serve—Still says, “There’s a way to get an education. I had some rough beginnings myself. I’m completely grateful that I’ve always been able to find a way to go to school and get my education. People need to follow their dreams. If it’s something you really want, work for it. “
As for her future at the Oxford Home, she maintains, “The mission is to continue to serve as many youth and young adults as we can in our program.” She foresees continuing the flagship residential program while also expanding into more community-based services in the near future, such as providing a family resource center with spaces for therapists and parenting programs.
“I truly believe what Maya Angelou said: ‘The world is changed one child at a time,’” Still says. “It’s been my mission. It’s my calling.”
Serve the Greater Good With a Degree in Social Work and Human Services
If you want to help children, families, and adults in need, consider a career in social work or human services. While there are many similarities between social work and human services, licensure is a key difference. Walden is an accredited university that offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in social work and in human services.
Walden’s online Master of Social Work program allows you to customize your education by choosing elective courses from five MSW focus areas: Addictions, Child and Family, Healthcare, Military, and Trauma. You can even earn an embedded social work certificate while studying for your MSW.
Walden’s online learning platform lets you earn an MSW degree or bachelor’s degree online while you stay engaged in your career and enjoy your personal life. And as a working professional, you can apply what you’re learning in your current role. If your goal is to build a rewarding career in the fields of social work and human services, let Walden help you become an agent of social change who creates innovative solutions to today’s challenges.
Walden University is an accredited institution offering an online Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program. Expand your career options and earn your degree in a convenient, flexible format that fits your busy life.
Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, www.hlcommission.org.