Coppin State University Social Work Students Participating in Mental Health Fellowship

By: Coppin State University

Social work students and faculty from Coppin State, University of Maryland Baltimore, University of Maryland Baltimore County, and community partners standing in front of the University of Maryland School of Social Work on August 24, 2023.

BALTIMORE – Five Coppin State University students are participating in a fellowship through the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work Center for Restorative Change, that would provide them with financial support as they train as school-based mental health service providers in high-need schools across Central Maryland.

The fellowship is supported by a $5.5 Million grant from the Department of Education, and will support diverse social work students from Coppin State University, University of Maryland Baltimore, and University of Maryland Baltimore County – all University System of Maryland institutions.

Coppin State University students participating in the initiative are:
•    Jasmine Dilworth (’24)
•    Jaela Morris (’24)
•    Faith Rogers (’24)
•    Krishna Smith (’24)
•    Xavionnah C Wallace (’24)

The program will serve six local educational agencies, with Baltimore City Public Schools as the primary partner, serve 105 fellows, hire 50 providers, and serve 10,000 students. The partnership provides targeted training for social work students to ensure that they are fully prepared to meet the diverse needs of students in these communities. The students will receive continuous support and mentorship while completing their degrees, ensuring that they are fully equipped to serve in these critical roles.