Jennifer Castillo

Jennifer Castillo is a graduate student at the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, with a concentration in Social Change and Innovation. Jennifer graduated from the California State University of Fullerton, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Previously, Jennifer worked as a Training Supervisor, and her background in business management and teaching has led her to focus on macro-level social work. Jennifer brings awareness to social issues and advocates for low-income families and foster youth. Jennifer is passionate about educating and empowering foster youth to improve education outcomes. Her interests are to help families in need and foster youth by providing resources. Her intention is to open a nonprofit organization that helps foster youth with job development, mental health, and housing needs. Jennifer is a first semester intern and plans to conduct research on the systematic issues within foster care placement while at SISGI.

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Celebrating Indigenous Heritage in K-12 Settings

There are millions of Indigenous peoples worldwide, and amongst those numbers are thousands of different cultures that make each and every tribe unique. Before we learn how to celebrate Indigenous heritage, let’s begin with the term Indigenous and its meaning. According to the Oxford dictionary, Indigenous means originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; …

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