University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Alumni Awards Evening

Cathleen Pollock

MSW Social Work `00, BSW Social Work `97 pollock

School Social Worker, Milwaukee Public Schools; SSW Graduate Field Instructor and SSW Graduate Field Liaison, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee  

Going above and beyond the usual school social work expectations, Cathleen has utilized several innovative approaches or activities to serve the students and families in her practice at Phillis Wheatley Elementary School.  Examples include: the Sister to Sister (and Brother to Brother) program, a weekly life/social skills support group for 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students; the Wheatley Clothing Closet, an on-going clothing bank within the school; and connecting Wheatley families with mental health, addiction and other community programs.