The Learning Institute: Global Well-Being And Social Change (Earn and/or Apply for CEUs Here)

About The Learning Institute

The Learning Institute: Global Well-Being and Social Change was established to provide all students and practitioners in the helping profession with the latest evidence on global social issues in order to glean knowledge that will enhance their skills and foster lifelong learning in order to be positive social change agents. Throughout each academic year a number of thematic trainings, workshops, global immersion experiences, and community service learning opportunities will be offered. These events will center around a specific global social issue such as youth violence, poverty, human trafficking, violence against women and children, and LGBTQIA rights. Millersville University’s School of Social Work’s Learning Institute is committed to developing global citizenship and influencing social change on domestic and international levels.

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  • Contact Us

    The Learning Institute:
    Global Well-Being and Social Change

    Karen Rice, Department Chair of Social Work at Millersville University
    (717) 871-5297

    internRasheed Osman, Learning Institute Intern,

    Rasheed Osman is a senior at the Millersville University of Pennsylvania Millersville, majoring in Social Work. His area of interest is researching best practices to supports people with intellectual disabilities. Driven by the passion for supporting people with intellectual disabilities and their families, Rasheed has completed internships with the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), Bell socialization services, and Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP). He is also An ODP certified Support Broker. In addition, he is an educational support coach for the Integrated Studies at Millersville University. Rasheed is interning with the Learning Institute Center for Advancing Justice and Human Rights, leading the Ubuntu Leaders Fellows Program and Documentary and Dialogue SeriesRasheed aspires to pursue a master’s degree program in social work and emergency management, have a career in social work, and write a grant for social services agencies. Behind the scenes, he enjoys fishing and playing video games.

    internJenny Oravecz, Learning Institute Intern,

    Hello! I’m Jenny Oravecz (she/her/hers) and I’m a returning student to Millersville University. I graduated with my BA in Psychology and a minor in Women’s Studies in 2002. I’m really excited to be back, now pursuing my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree! Since graduating in 2002, I enjoyed an interesting career in the healthcare industry working mostly in non-clinical regulatory capacities. In early 2020, I took the leap and left my corporate career to pursue my next chapter: tying together my passion for social justice and my commitment to anti-racism. The academic knowledge I will obtain through the MSW program, as well as the professional experience through field work/internships, will equip me to engage in life’s work that is focused on sustainable and positive change. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking (and eating), appreciating nature and her abundant beauty in every season, practicing meditation, mindfulness and yoga and dancing (all kinds!). I love music and have an affinity for classical music. I’d love to hear who your favorite Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and/or Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) composers are. I am grateful for the opportunity to be an MSW-Intern with The Learning Institute this year, and look forward to partnering with you on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives!