Multicultural Connections for School Psychologists (MCSP)
MCSP Mission Statement
Multicultural Connections for School Psychologists (MCSP) seeks to promote an awareness of multicultural issues and increase students understanding of diverse perspectives in education & psychology.
Multicultural Connections for School Psychologists (MCSP) is an independent graduate student organization in the UWM School Psychology program. Founded in January 2007 by a small group of school psychology students, MCSP is an open and thoughtful organization, dedicated to creating cultural connections and promoting diverse interactions between school psychology students and the greater Milwaukee community. It is the mission of MCSP to promote an awareness of multicultural issues and increase students' understanding of diverse perspectives in education & psychology.
There is no charge to be involved in MCSP, and all of our events are free and open to the public. We hope to continue to collaborate with more community members in all areas of education and psychology.
Since its inception, MCSP has fulfilled its mission by the following:
-Scholar Dr. Emilia Lopez led a full-day workshop to address cultural and language issues for English Language Learners in schools
-MPS school psychologist, Charles Foster, led a training in the Ruby Payne model of poverty
-UWM professor Raji Swaminathan, led a 'talk-back' to the Ruby Payne model of poverty, from a social policy perspective
-MCSP participants attended the Diversity Challenge conference at Boston College and created a manual and educational materials to share information with school psychology students at UWM
- Loyola University scholar, Dr. Pamela Fenning, led a workshop on school violence
-Monthly social events at various ethnic restaurants in the community
If you have any interest in participating in MCSP, or collaborating with this organization in the community, please e-mail the MCSP Collaborative Team at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest and support!