Five years after completing the Chicago Center program, alumnus Jennifer Kennedy shares how her experience in Chicago has impacted her life.
My name is Jennifer Kennedy. I attended a January term back in 2003. I did my month long internship with Arvis Averette (Woodlawn East Community and Neighbors). It was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences I have ever had. He was hard on me and had high expectation, but he taught me so much and helped me grow as an individual. Toward the end of my term he told me that if I did not go back and get a Master’s degree in something counseling or social work related I was an idiot. Well I would like him to know I took his advice and I will be graduating in May.
I really wanted to e-mail him to say hi and to thank him for his influence and let him no that I am not an idiot:)
Arvis Averette is also the Social Work Practicum director at the Chicago Center.