About the PDSA Caucus Funding Program
Integral to PDSA’s mission is the recognition that many CSSW students, through the organization and actions of caucuses, work vigorously to acknowledge and challenge systems of oppression within our communities. PDSA hopes to support and collaborate with these caucuses in an effort to build sustainable strategies for social justice work within CSSW.
PDSA recognizes that CSSW caucuses could benefit from additional funds to operate the types of programs that their leaders might envision. Through our Caucus Funding program, PDSA will provide financial and administrative support to caucuses whose events, trainings and initiatives align with our vision and mission for the larger CSSW community. The financial support can range from $50-$200, depending on program.
Further, PDSA believes that intersectionality is at the core of meaningful social justice-related programming. We recognize that many layers to our identities are emphasized throughout our time at CSSW. The following themes were thoughtfully considered as components to identity that are not often discussed in our formal social work education. In an effort to expand the learning and growth of our community within identity development, we hope that CSSW caucuses will consider incorporating them into potential events. The themes are:
Though receiving funds through this program is not determined solely by the interjection of these themes, priority will be given to proposals that address these topics.
We will accept and fund submissions for all proposals, not just those that include these themes.