CSSW in the News

Qian (Annabelle) Zhuang ’14, Founder and CEO of KnowYourself, Inc. and also a Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2019 Honoree, was featured in Wired for her pioneering work leveraging social media to promote conversations about mental health in China.

Rev. Kyndra Frazier ’14, Leader Innovator and Executive Director of the HOPE Center of First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York, and La’Shay Crayton ’18, Therapist and Director of Communication, were featured in a Facebook video by Sojourners about de-stigmatizing mental health needs and working to make resources available to their congregation and community.

Brian Rosenbaum ’11, Engagement Manager at United Way of Greater Los Angeles, was profiled in Voyage LA for his volunteer work as Board President of Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, Los Angeles (YNPN LA), a membership-based organization that aims to connect, empower, and support emerging, mission-driven professionals.

David Feinerman ’08, Head of Workforce Innovation, Cuyahoga County Department of Development in Ohio, was honored with Crain’s Excellence in HR Award for his transformational impact on the workforce system through his creation of SkillUp, a first-of-its kind, free business advisory service that helps companies identify business problems, create solutions, and drive results.

Guillermo Cespedes ’76, a seasoned expert in domestic and international violence prevention, was appointed as Oakland’s first permanent Chief of Violence Prevention.

Sasha Neha Ahuja ’11, whose career has centered around equity and justice, was appointed by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson to serve as Chair of New York City’s Equal Employment Practices Commission.

Nick Horace Ogutu ’17 presented at the 16th Annual International Human Rights Summit 2019 on crucial human rights issues and ways to handle them. (Video begins at 1:05:00 mark).

Camille Alleyne ’18 and Adjunct Professor Michael Friedman published a post on MedPageToday examining the First Step Act and address implications for those involved with the criminal justice system.

Rebecca Chung ’14, Program Manager for CSSW’s Online Campus, was named a Game Changer by Workforce Magazine for pushing the field forward with innovative people-management practices.

Linda Lee ’06, the executive director of the Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc., was named by Mayor Bill de Blasio as one of eight commissioners to the New York City Civic Engagement Commission.

Parker Jordan ’20, student and co-founder of CSSW’s Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Caucus, discusses his plans to hold a screening of the film, “How Gay Are You?” to promote conversation and visibility around the different shades of human sexuality.

CSSW is awarded a $86 million grant by the National Institute on Drug Abuse for the HEALing Communities Study led by Nabila El-Bassel intended to reduce opioid deaths across New York State

Nabila El-Bassel and Elwin Wu’s efforts to incorporate and promote diversity within research are highlighted in Chronicle of Higher Education on Diversity.

Russell Chertok ’12 and his Long Island-based business, Visiting Counselors of New York (VCNY), are profiled in the business section of Newsday regarding the growing demand for bilingual social workers.

Courtney Cogburn, assistant professor at Columbia School of Social Work, shares with Columbia News how she uses virtual reality to illustrate the mental and psychosocial consequences caused by the stresses of racism.

Bethany Miller ’19 was featured in a story about spending the holidays with fellow New Yorkers to offer support to migrants on the border through an initiative led by New Sanctuary Coalition

Jillian Rose, LCSW ’05, MPH, Director of Community Engagement, Diversity and Research at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City, receives Distinguished Educator Award from Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals.

Rebecca Coniglio, ’99 announces her candidacy for New Providence Board of Education

Dr. Jane Waldfogel shares her expertise on work-family policies at a panel discussion organized as part of American Enterprise Institute and Brookings’ joint initiative to better inform policymakers on issues around medical and family care leave

Community Leader, Educator, Activist, and Alumna Dr. Mathylde Frontus, ’14 discusses her goals and initiatives to improve the quality of life for residents of the 46th Assembly District as a candidate for the vacant Assembly seat

Professor Vincent Schiraldi is highlighted in Crain’s Detroit Business as a one of many practitioners, experts, and advocates convening at the Michigan Safety and Justice Roundtable event hosted by the Hudson-Webber Foundation to explore social justice reform

Sarah Braun, ’11 leads a new continuing education series on trauma informed care with Eastern Ohio Education Partnership

Dr. Desmond Patton’s research on gang violence and social media is featured in a Nature story about using AI to decode the language of Chicago gangs

Professor Chantelle Doswell is quoted in HuffPost on how using mantras while dealing with anxiety can create a calming effect

Civil Rights Activist, Ada Deer, ’61, the first Native American who received an MSW from CSSW, is honored by Wisconsin Women’s Network with the 2018 Helen Marks Dicks Excellence in Advocacy Award

Tampa’s “Mother Teresa,” Delia Sanchez ’47, is remembered as a child welfare champion in the Tampa Bay Times