On April 10th Community Works’ member group THE WELCOME PROJECT honored SUZANNE SANKAR with The Welcome Project Founder’s Award.
“Suzanne was a social worker at the Mental Health Clinic at Mystic Housing in the mid 1980s when the public housing development was integrated. After seeing first hand just how poorly new immigrants were being treated as they moved in, she helped lead the effort to create The Welcome Project. Through 23 years of service on The Welcome Project board, Suzanne broadened and deepened the work of the organization. Suzanne is currently Professor of Practice and Associate Dean for Student Affairs at Simmons School of Social Work.” (The Somerville News Weekly).
Community Works and its member groups are proud of the critical relationship they’ve had with social workers throughout their history and the incredible work these partnerships have made possible.
Read more here at the Somerville News Weekly.
More about the event:
Somerville non-profit The Welcome Project is celebrating the community’s immigrant flavor, in partnership with the City’s Shape Up Somerville healthy restaurant campaign, Shape Up Approved – Eat Well. The 2014 YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City event will celebrate a city proud of its diverse immigrant history and celebrated for its growing foodie scene celebration. All YUM eateries are part of the City’s Shape Up Approved – Eat Well campaign, which makes Somerville a healthier place to live, work, play and eat by highlighting healthier menu options at participating restaurants.
The event will be held on April 10, 2014 at 7pm at Arts and the Armory.