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Social Work senior class presents year-long research to United Way

Culminating a year-long research project, the Bachelor of Social Work senior class gave a presentation to the United Way on Thursday, March 14, 2019 in the Christie Theater.

Annually, seniors in the Social Work Program take on a collaborative research project with a community partner. This year, the students worked with United Way to learn more about UW-Green Bay students who identify as ALICE, which stands for: asset limited, income constrained, employed. The social work students used a photovoice methodology, which means that research participants took photos to express what it means to them to have limited incomes while also balancing the expectations of being a college student. Brown County United Way intends to replicate the research project on a county-wide scale, and was eager to learn more about both findings and methodology.

In addition to sharing the results with Brown County United Way staff at the March 14 presentation, students have plans to disseminate their findings at the WI Council on Social Work Education Conference in the Wisconsin Dells, and the UW-System Undergraduate Research Symposium at UW-Green Bay, both in April. The posters will also be on display at the Social Work Symposium, May 10 at the Weidner Center.