With an extensive professional background in social work and a passion for helping others, Amy shows how returning to school can help you expand upon the work that you love.
The role of human service professionals
“My passion is to help build up struggling families within the community by empowering them with knowledge of resources available to them and helping them learn new tools to help their own families succeed. My coursework at UM-Dearborn helped me to learn to be more collaborative with others who share my goals and taught me more about the administrative end of human services (grant writing, program development, assessment, etc).”
Making a difference
“Several years ago I learned that a family of 10 who had been staying at the shelter I worked in was moving into a duplex a few blocks from where I lived in Canton. They had very few items when they moved there. I was able to bring them extra furniture and housewares from my home to deliver to their new home.”
When asked about her recent accomplishments…
“I graduated with honors working full-time at a homeless shelter for families throughout my time at UM-Dearborn. I was awarded several scholarships including the Luba Berton and Linda Ryder scholarships. But what I am most proud of other than raising my son is making the decision to return to college at 40 years old after years away from school.”