St. Thomas will participate in a national teleconference on Welfare to Work that will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, in Room 354 (the board room), Murray-Herrick Campus Center. Everyone is invited.

This program will focus on the three emerging roles for universities interested in supporting welfare to work:

  • Providing professional development for social workers and others (helping the helpers).
  • Providing education and training to TANF (temporary assistance to needy families) recipients
  • Providing technical assistance to help organizations and government agencies to strengthen their records systems and organization change efforts.

For more information, go to www.pbs.org/als/programs/live. Click on “Successful Transitions.”

On-air panelists, whose conversation will relate to and be interspersed with video segments about exemplary college and university initiatives, include Jim Kelly, dean of the School of Health and Human Services at California State University-Los Angeles, and Linda Wolf, deputy director of the American Public Human Services Association.

The program is produced by the University Continuing Education Association in partnership with PBS and with support from WIN (Welfare Information Network).

The teleconference is co-sponsored at St. Thomas by the Office of Student Affairs, the Bridge for Success Program, the School of Social Work and the School of Continuing Studies.