For the second year of the masters program, you pick one of three concentrations: Children and Families, Physical and Mental Health, or Community Practice. I chose community practice, and so did twelve other wonderful, beautiful people. For our practice class, we worked on one giant project for the whole semester. We were tasked with looking at volunteerism and community engagement in the five counties surrounding McLennan County (Bosque, Falls, Freestone, Hill, and Limestone), and coming up with a plan to address these things, all to be presented to the Heart of Texas Council of Governments (HOTCOG) and Heart of Texas Efficient Towns and Counties (HOTETC). This was not just another class project for a grade, we were working under a HUD grant, as a group of professionals working in the field. We came up with recommendations and a work plan that could potentially put into place, put everything together into a written report, and today we presented to HOTCOG/HOTETC (it was rescheduled due to the bad weather last Friday). We are done! I am proud of this group and thankful for our amazing professor, Dr. Yancey.
^^featuring my photo on the cover!^^
- From the desk of Mrs. M