Many congratulations to Bread for the City case manager Stacey Smith, who just received his masters degree from Howard University.
At a celebration here at our Southeast Center, when Stacey received his new business cards with the "MSW" next to his name, Stacey thanked "the large group of people who made this possible - this diploma belongs to all of you as much as me."
Stacey also coordinates Bread for the City's Pre-Employment Program, which offers coaching for job seekers along with generalized lifestyle education.
“I don’t see myself as a social worker,” said Stacey said some time ago in a remarkable staff profile. He went on to explain that his work as a Bread for the City case manager was as much a "spiritual thing.... [that] comes from my heart." And that's a point well-made, but as of this week Stacey's title says otherwise. Congratulations, Stacey!