MSW Student Stipends - Working with Immigrant Families

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MSW Student Stipends - Working with Immigrant Families

The cost of a social work masters degree is high and salaries in the field are modest. MSW student stipends ease the financial burden for social workers-in-training. Bilingual/bicultural Latinx NYU Silver MSW Interns who work with immigrant families at Nido de Esperanza in Washington Heights learn about culturally-affirming direct practice, program planning, case management, and outcomes research, while being mentored by accomplished bilingual/bicultural supervisors.

Nido believes in: 
1) Early and frequent interventions (pregnancy through age 3; 2) interacting with the family 2-3X/week); 3) A two-generation approach (Mama + Me); 4) Building a strong community – between our families and among our partners; 5) Culturally appropriate and immigrant-sensitive programming; 6) Innovative approaches- Pilot, assess and change (or repeat!)

Nido's services are holistic, touching on nutrition; emotional support; tangible supports like baby supplies, diapers, and strollers; literacy; parent coaching; support groups with peers; and preschool placement, and more. Nido's new Prenatal and Postpartum Wellness Center will support pregnant mothers and families by focusing on mental health screening and support, prenatal education and care, and free birth and postpartum doula services.

Your contribution will support four bilingual/bicultural Latinx MSW interns by offsetting costs like transportation or licensing fees upon graduation, or any other costs associated with completing this degree. Your donation helps us develop highly trained and culturally-affirming/aware practitioners doing work with immigrant families in the sensitive and important early childhood period.

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