Category Archives: The Connector

Tools, people, events, funding, and training opportunities to equip you to strengthen your communities.

5 Steps to Getting an Associate Clinical Social Work License* in California

This post is written for people at least somewhat familiar with social work training and education. Thus, some terms & acronyms (e.g., ‘supervision’) are used without explanation. *Upon receiving my actual paperwork, I learned that the Associate Clinical Social Work (ASW) credintial “IS NOT A LICENSE, IT IS A REGISTRATION.”  This makes it clear that…

For the 36 y.o. brotha wanting to go back to college… #blackedu #hiphoped #latism

So I’m up (WAY too late) reading things on the internet & I stumbled across a story on HuffPo about this girl who graduated college with $16K in the bank for grad school. There was a 36 y.o. Black man in the comments asking for help, so I began what would have become a multi-part…

So I Met Celeste Watkins-Hayes… *runs in circles* #phdchat #blackedu #hiphoped

So today, I got to tell one of my academic sheroes that she inspired me to embark upon this journey. (I probably also should’ve told her I don’t hold it against her on the days when I’m upset, just in case she finds this blog, LOL.) For all the drama we endure in this program,…

Geeking Out: Frances (Fox) Piven – “#Occupy Is Brilliant!”

So yes, my school is AWESOME. So awesome, in fact, that at lunch workshop today we got to hear from Frances Fox Piven on the history of movements that have preceded the occupy movement & why #occupy is so important. And then a select few of us (read: the five students + a couple staff who got…

Thank You Honest Parents

So as y’all know, I’ve been struggling with the idea of parenting & whatnot for the bulk of the year. I’m still ever grateful to all those Twitter, Facebook, & real life parents who’ve been willing to honestly share the downsides of parenting. I’m not sure why the majority of folks (at least in America)…

A Little Pro Bono for #MLKday

As I’ve been working on my 31 Day Reset Challenge, I have discovered that I was *made* for consulting.  One would be hard pressed to find a day in my life during which I did not spend a significant amount of time introducing a few like-minded people, sharing some bit (or very large chunk) of…

InvisiblePeople.tv Road Trip 2010

Hi Everyone! My friend & colleague, Mark Horvath is coming back for the InvisiblePeople.tv Road Trip 2010! If you’re not familiar with Mark (aka @hardlynormal), he is a formerly homeless man turned blogger/vlogger/advocate. See his blog on Change.org: http://bit.ly/b1dTAU , and his interview with NPR: http://n.pr/bUPZql Mark allows homeless people to share their stories on…

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