CARE

In 2015, community practitioner and social work researcher Funke Oba accessed funding from the Women’s College Hospital to create the Community Academic Reciprocal Engagement (CARE) program.  CARE brought together middle-school aged Black girls and graduate social work students from the WLU Faculty of Social Work in joint sessions focused on promoting gender empowerment and exploring racial identity.  In 2016, ACWI’s Fanis Juma Radstake was invited to join the CARE team and coordinate Spring sessions under a second round of funding from the Women’s College Hospital.  In 2016 the CARE girls explored topics of gender and race using visual arts and created a mobile mural that reflected their experiences.  We look forward to future opportunities of collaboration and to support the inspiring work of the CARE team.