Putting her USC master’s degree in journalism to good use, Maya Meinert serves as communications manager at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. She writes about the school’s student, alumni, donor, research and community outreach activities, in addition to managing the school’s social media efforts.
Stories by Maya Meinert:
Mentorship comes full circle for USC leader
Hortensia Amaro to be awarded for inspiring former students who have bettered society.
Social innovators challenged to think big
Master of Social Work students take fresh approaches to problem solving as part of new USC initiative.
New endowment fund helps veterans earn a master’s in social work
Trojan alum Dwight Tate and his wife Kathy are helping veterans and military spouses attain a top-quality social work education at USC.
Korean-American class supports community leadership
NetKAL group invests in the future of its long-running civic program.
There are two sides to social services issues
Training USC students at government and community agencies can sharpen clinical skills.
New gift expands community outreach in dental, social care
Two USC schools are on a mission to broaden smiles and boost well-being in Los Angeles.
School safety work is never done for Ron Astor
The California Social Welfare Archives presented Astor with the George D. Nickel Award for Outstanding Professional Service.
Social worker honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
The associate dean’s career spans more than 40 years as an educator, researcher, advocate, activist, author and mentor.
Alumnus joins USC social work’s board
Dennis Roach understands the importance of supporting the work students do now and in the future.
USC collaboration fosters future social workers
The Augustus Hawkins Schools for Community Action in South Los Angeles prepares students for relevant careers.
Alumna brings unique view to school’s board
Lisa LaCorte-Kring is a licensed clinical social worker who worked in family mediation with the Los Angeles County Superior Court for 10 years.
USC Social Work assists in Philippines’ typhoon recovery
A USC group offers trauma response training to local social service organizations in hard-hit areas.
Faculty comes forward for social work
Two USC professors are doing their part to bolster impactful research at the USC School of Social Work.
No need to leave home with USC Telehealth
USC Telehealth is the first university-based clinic to offer mental health services using secure Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant videoconferencing technology.
Dean’s Service Awards honor exceptional support of school
Marilyn L. Flynn, dean of the USC School of Social Work, presented the inaugural Dean’s Service Awards at the school’s Board of Councilors annual meeting.
Social Work launches new circle of giving
The USC School of Social Work has established the Advocates Circle, a new philanthropic giving community.
Enrile named among world’s most influential Filipina women
Annalisa Enrile, clinical associate professor at the USC School of Social Work, has been selected as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World.
USC school leads effort to ID social work’s Grand Challenges
The USC School of Social Work has kick-started a national Grand Challenges initiative to identify and highlight the most serious societal ills that social work can — and should — address.
Social worker funds new scholarship
Beth and Gus Lucas have pledged $25,000 to the USC School of Social Work to fund scholarships for students in financial need.
Donors inspired to serve veterans through endowment
With the importance of serving veterans and their families growing more compelling every day, the Levys has committed to the USC School of Social Work $156,000 to establish a scholarship fund geared toward veterans.
Social work students to serve foster youth
The Hutto-Patterson Charitable Foundation has established an endowment to fund the creation of a field placement at the USC School of Social Work with United Friends of the Children.
Amaro to receive Lifetime Achievement Award
After three decades on the East Coast, Hortensia Amaro has come home.
Social Work students visit D.C. to understand lawmakers’ impact
For USC School of Social Work student Hector Cendejas, taking a trip to Washington, D.C., was — quite literally — like going home.
Alum endows Latino social work professorship
An anonymous donor has pledged $1 million to the USC School of Social Work to establish the Cleofas and Victor Ramirez Professor of Practice, Policy, Research and Advocacy for the Latino Population.