The Social Work Profession Appeals Essay

1246 Words Oct 14th, 2016 5 Pages
My Life’s Calling
The social work profession appeals to me because of its call to help others. To me, social work means, advocate, provider of services, helper of others, voice of the voiceless, and change agent. The meaning behind these words signify my call to the profession; along with my deep commitment to working with individuals who have been marginalized because social injustices and economic inequalities. One of my proudest accomplishments was working as a tenant organizer for a grassroots organization called the Pratt Area Community Council (PACC). At PACC I worked with tenants at risk of displacement and played an instrumental role in mobilizing the community to increase the power of the working class residents of Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. This work helped residents to achieve dignity and justice through advocacy, organizing, policy innovation and transformative education. As a result of this work, I was naturally drawn to the profession.
With a lifelong passion for service provision, I have developed an interest in the field of adult education. In my current position as a library literacy specialist I have seen many adult learners struggle to achieve academic success only to be disappointed because of barriers that prevent them from achieving their goals. Working with these individuals to remove these barriers is a responsibility I am enthusiastic to experience. I believe the removing these barriers provide an opportunity for adult learners to be empowered.…

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