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The Final Stretch!

$660 of $658 goal

Raised by 9 people in 38 months
Catherine Adkins   LONG BEACH, CA
I'm going all the way! The job market is tough and so is social work. In order to be the best I can be, I am pursuing the steps needed to not only have my Masters in Social Work (MSW) but also to be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a focus in older adults. As one of the few gerontological social workers, I may be returing the favor and helping YOU one day.

Thank you to everyone who has helped me with costs needed for so far my MSW. With your help through GoFundMe in the past year I have maintained a 4.0 GPA, lobbied in Sacramento (2 times), was accepted to the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, recieved 1 of 10 of thier 2014 scholarships, completed a thesis on elder abuse, and received the 2014 AnneMarie Pellerito Scholarship in recognition of my work with individuals with chronic illnesses. 

As I enter the final semester before graduation (woo hoo!), I have encountered another hurdle. In order to be a LCSW, in addition to having a master's degree, there are 57 additional hours (aka credits) of pre-licensure courses that are required.

I have completed 10 credits already (yay!) but still need to complete 47 more credits. At the student discount rate of $14/credit I need $658 before the start of the series, so January 30 is the deadline to raise the money! Anything you can contribute is greatly appreciated and gets me closer to my goal!
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Update 7
28 months ago
For the top 10% of master students! After many nights of tears, sweat, and exhaustion...
#MSW #gradschool #NerdStatus
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Update 6
33 months ago
It has been a long 10 years since I lost my childhood home in the wildfire. I am so blessed to have truely learned the value of family, relationships, and most of all, humanity.

http://www.sbsun.com/general-news/20131025/old-fire-survivor-turns-tragedy-into-college-thesis#.UmqGuLI4COk.email
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Update 5
34 months ago
October has always brought many changes and I'm excited for what this month has in store for me personally and professionally. Even with a government shut-down today, I am feeling optimistic this will be a great month!
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Update 4
35 months ago
4.0 gpa and starting my hospice internship this week, pretty excited! Thank you, again to everyone who has been able to help me out!
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$660 of $658 goal

Raised by 9 people in 38 months
Created June 4, 2013
LE
$200
Lisa Escobar
37 months ago

I hope this helps with some of your school costs. Keep up the good work. You have chosen a career field that is challenging, but so essential. Good luck and much love.

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$100
Anonymous
37 months ago
$50
Anonymous
37 months ago
CW
$100
Christine Wilson
37 months ago

Hey...you're not going to take this money and run to Vegas, are you?! I kid. All of the comments below are a testament of your character and the amount of support you have behind you towards your education. I'm just one of the many that are proud of you and truly believe in your desire to make a difference.

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CH
$50
Carol and Craig Hartson
37 months ago

This world is so very lucky to have wonderful, aspiring young people like you - we never forget that - everybody deserves the chance to fulfill their dreams. Best wishes!

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RM
$50
Rachel Moore
37 months ago

I am really proud of you and your determiniation to extend your education. You are a great role model and I pray our girls follow in your footsteps to continue their education after high school. I hope this small amount helps you and pray that the gifts continue to multiply for your success.

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$50
Dave Hunter
37 months ago

You know the regard I hold for you. As always, I wish you the best!

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MO
$40
Michael O'Connor
37 months ago

I know you are doing great in your school! This money is an investment, you are the most compassionate person I know. Keep up the good work!

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$20
Belinda Matuska
38 months ago

Wish I could donate more, but I know GOD can multiply even the smallest amount...

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