|•||Dr. Jon Singletary Recognized with VCU Making a Difference Alumni Award|
|•||Dr. Gaynor Yancey Receives Achievement Award|
|•||Crisis Intervention Team from Baylor Receives State Award for Volunteer Efforts in West|
|•||Gift from Leader in the Care of Aging Adults Establishes Endowed Chair in Baylor's School of Social Work|
|•||Special Fall Worship Service to Be Held in September|
|•||Baylor University to Hold Rethink Mission Conference in September|
|•||Waco Downtown Farmers Market Accepts SNAP Benefits|
|•||SSW Seeks to Fill Three Faculty Positions|
|•||Baylor, the SSW and Waco Create New Waco ISD Position to Aid Community|
|•||Baylor-hosted Hunger Summit Digs into Roots of Poverty|
|•||SSW names Kentuckian as Alumna of the Year|
|•||The Weight of the World: GML Cover Story in Baylor Magazine|
|•||Hogg Scholars Announced at Baylor's School of Social Work|
|•||Military Family Coping Project Receive Funding for Phase II of Research|
|•||GML Initiative moves ahead thanks to generous gift|
|•||THI kicks off No Kid Hungry statewide campaign|
|•||Baylor School of Social Work welcomes alumni from Carver School|
|•||Baylor grad uses art to capture hunger issues|
|•||Ministry Seeks to Share God's Love with Strangers Among Us|
|•||Social Work Alum Wins Spirit Award|
|•||"You Are What You Eat" Photo Exhibit at School Open House|
|•||A Conversation with Tanya Smith Brice|
|•||Looking to find your center of creativity? Unplug|
|•||Fridges Speak Volumes|
"Learning English Among Friends" (L.E.A.F.) will take some big steps forward over the next 18 months, thanks to a $61,375 grant from the Rapoport Foundation.
The L.E.A.F. program, which made its debut at the Caesar Chavez Middle School, Waco, last year has focused mainly on adult education. With this grant, however, they can begin to further develop "L.E.A.F. Kids" for pre-readers ages 3 - 6, along with a "Branching Out" curriculum for grades 1 - 5, said Dr. Rob Rogers, director of the Center for Literacy. The grant includes evaluation and community asset mapping components, as well as a stipend for a social work student to work with the program.
The full family literacy model will be offered in six middle schools within the Waco Independent School District, including Caesar Chavez, this fall.
"We're very excited to be completing the full family literacy model and expanding our program," said Rogers.