Chris Ingrao is the community manager for SocialWork@Simmons, the online MSW offered through the Simmons School of Social Work. This innovative online program empowers aspiring social workers to effect major change in their communities. In his free time, Chris enjoys exploring New York City and seeing a lot of live theater. Follow him on Google+


Faculty Voices: Michelle Putnam on Social Service and Aging Populations

We sat down with Simmons School of Social Work professor Michele Putnam to discuss her experience in social work involving older adult and geriatric populations. The following is her full interview. 

Faculty Voices: An Interview with Kristie Thomas

We sat down with Simmons School of Social Work professor Kristie Thomas, PhD, MSW to discuss her work in the domestic violence space, her research, and her professional experiences. The following is a full transcript of our conversation.

The Neuroscience of Poverty: How to Develop and Repair a Young Mind

As child advocate, social worker, and author Frank Kros explains, many of the answers lie in the neuroscience of poverty. He wants professionals who work with children to understand poverty’s effects on young people’s brains, feel its impact on their lives, and act to repair its damage.

Announcing #MoreThanALabel: Immigrant Stories!

What is it?
#MoreThanALabel is a blog carnival and social campaign aimed at raising the voices of those within the immigrant community. We are asking bloggers and social advocates alike to …

Social Work Scholarships

There are many scholarships and grants available to social work graduate students that can lighten the financial load. Following is a list of some of those scholarship and grant opportunities.

SocialWork@Simmons Student Spotlight: Alberto Chang

Name: Alberto Chang
Program Type: Extended
Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
SocialWork@Simmons student Alberto Chang is pursuing his MSW with a Child and Family specialization to become a psychotherapist. Originally from Boston, he has a …