Staff Appreciation

From the Desk of Shamena Thomas: Wellness Fridays at ASCI

COVID-19 has not just wreaked havoc on community health across the country, but also affects the well-being of essential workers, such as our staff here at ASCI. This past September,…

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ASCI Staff Enjoys Virtual DIY Apple Making!

On October 9, staff enjoyed a virtual DIY caramel apple-making event as part of our weekly wellness offerings. Through Microsoft Teams, staff enjoyed friendly conversations while making this tasty fall…

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A Word from Dr. Sharon McDaniel: Honoring Dr. David Brock

I want to give a shout out to Dr. David Brock for his exceptional work with PNC and the United Way. Several weeks ago, I was asked to participate in…

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Event Recap: Celebrating Our Collective Diversity

At ASCI, we foster a culture that is diverse, equitable and inclusive. We know that in doing so, we will make ASCI a more enriching environment for everyone. In an…

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Acts of Kindness During COVID-19

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ASCI Delivers Groceries to Families in Need

Earlier this month, Governor Tom Wolf ordered Pennsylvanians to remain home as much as possible to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As families attempt to navigate this challenging time, ASCI…

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Instruction, Policy & Practice in the Evolving Field of Social Work

The ever-evolving field of social work is rooted in the historical context of its early pioneers’ philanthropic efforts. Since the first social work class offered at Columbia University in 1898, trained social…

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#SocialWorkStories with Caseworker Robert Hinton

ASCI: Why did you become a social worker/caseworker? Robert Hinton: I was always intrigued with the “mind” as a youngster. Therefore, I majored in psychology at Duquesne University and still continue to be…

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Staff Celebrates Black History Month with Spirit Week

In honor of National Have Fun at Work Day (Friday, January 31, 2019) and to kick off Black History Month, ASCI hosted a Black History Month Spirit Week the first week in…

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ASCI Exec Shares Important Legacy of BGLOs

Before the establishment of Black Greek-letter organizations (BGLOs) in the early 1900s, people of color were not able to participate in university clubs, committees or organizations in America. BGLOs gave…

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