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The ultimate goal of Jennifer's doctorate in nonprofit organizational studies is to utilize her teaching, research and administrative experiences to help students and non profit employees better serve their clients and advocate for the needs and voices of marginalized populations.
Jennifer has over a decade of non-profit management expertise within community based organizations serving older adults. She teaches master's level social work students, and conducts research studies about inclusive academic classrooms and effective strategies for non profit organizations serving diverse elders. She values serving the community through her position as a Board Member of ACOSA (the Association of Community Organization and Social Administration). She also serves as a Steering Committee Member of iCubed, a faith based initiative to "illuminate the invisible injustices" of mental health, trauma and substance abuse, through education and advocacy. Jennifer has a master’s degree in social work (with a specialty in gerontology and community organizing) and a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies. She is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Colorado.
“We hold in our hands the power…to shape not only our own but the nation’s future.” Dr. Dorothy I. Height, Social Worker
The Association for Community Organization and Social Administration was formed in 1987 to strengthen community organization and social administration. ACOSA is a membership organization for community organizers, activists, nonprofit administrators, community builders, policy practitioners, students and educators.
Jennifer is one of the Southwest Regional Board Members, so feel free to contact her with questions!
Special Commission to Advance Macro Practice in Social Work
"Illuminating the Invisible Injustices" of Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Trauma
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As the population of older Americans increases and becomes more diverse, there is an expanded need to determine the strategies that organizations utilize to best meet the needs of marginalized older adults, particularly in regards to addressing disparities in terms of race, ethnicity and sexual orientation.
This study aims to: 1) identify a set of strategies that address disparities and meet the needs of marginalized older adults according to key informants from community based aging service organizations; and 2) combine identified organizational strategies into one unified, grounded theory that can explain how best to provide effective services to marginalized older adults.
This list serves as a resource for gerontological social workers and other professionals. It is a preliminary list of agencies serving diverse elders within the Denver and Boulder communities of Colorado. It is NOT intended to be a comprehensive list but a work in progress. Please let me know of any inaccuracies or additions.