Resume/CV

Kate Jordan

7401 Shore Road Apt. 6D Brooklyn, NY 11209

Experience:

Peace Corps Volunteer; Lagawe, Ifugao, Philippines

 July 2015-September 2017

(Expected Close of Service)

  • Children, Youth and Families volunteer with the Provincial Population Office of Ifugao

Research/Policy Intern, Urban Justice Center: Community Development Project; New York, NY

  August 2014-May 2015                                                                         

  • Collaborated on participatory action research projects in partnership with grassroots community organizations through writing sections of published research reports, designing research tools, and building relationships with research partners

Social Work Intern; Yachad/National Jewish Council for Disabilities;  New York, NY

August 2013-May 2014

  • Provided weekly counseling to adults with developmental disabilities
  • Facilitated an empowering social skills group for individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Ran disability sensitivity trainings for middle school students
  • Lobbied in Albany and Washington, D.C. for disability rights

Childcare Volunteer, Hogar Rosa de Amor; San Lucas, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala 

 January-May 2013    

  • Provided care to children (ages 3 to 18) removed from their families due to abuse and neglect
  • Planned recreational activities and tutoring sessions for children living at the home
  • Organized and executed a benefit dinner with 50+ attendees where over $3,000 was fundraised to assist Hogar Rosa de Amor with its operating costs

Volunteer; Padam Pokhari and Pokhara, Nepal

 January-June 2012

  • Taught English to children ages 4-16 at Shree Bhanu Secondary School and local neighborhood schools located in Padam Pokhari, a rural Nepali village
  • Co-fundraised $10,000 towards the purchase of an ambulance for Padam Pokhari
  • Provided childcare for children ages 5-15 at the Himalayan Children’s Care Home, Pokhara

Intern, Oncology Support Program-Benedictine Hospital; Kingston, NY  

July-September 2011  

  • Initiated and strengthened relationships with cancer patients through daily visits to Benedictine and Kingston Hospitals
  • Established food and transportation assistance for clients in need of financial support
  • Identified social services available for cancer patients living in New York State

Human Services Intern, Families Now; Kingston, NY  

 January-May 2011

  • Assisted in providing six weeks of intense preventative services for families in danger of losing custody of their children
  • Made regular home visits and aided in the counseling of several at-risk families
  • Taught and modeled life skills and coping behaviors

Writing Tutor, SUNY New Paltz Tutoring Center; New Paltz, NY 

 August 2009-May 2010         

  •  Provided one-on-one tutoring sessions to students seeking writing assistance

Education:

Silberman School of Social Work– Hunter College; New York, NY     

August 2013-May 2015    

Masters in Social Work (MSW)—Community Organizing, Planning, and Development; Focus in Policy and Global Social Work; Honors Graduate

Membership: Macro Social Work Student Network (MSWSN) Student Leader, Seminar Thesis: International Responses to Human Trafficking: A Survey and Analysis of Anti-Trafficking Policies in the United States and the Philippines

State University of New York–New Paltz; New Paltz, NY 

August 2008-December 2011                              

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology—Concentration in Human Services; Summa Cum Laude; 3.92 GPA

Honors and Awards: Dean’s List (All Semesters), Outstanding Sociology Graduate, Featured Blog on the Sociology Department’s Website

SUNY Brockport Vietnam Program; Da Nang, Vietnam  

August-December 2010      

Studied Vietnamese language, culture, politics, and history with Vietnamese professors and lecturers from University of Da Nang

  • Met with families affected by Agent Orange weekly to document social service needs
  • Provided childcare at a childcare center for children affected by Agent Orange
  • Taught English classes two nights a week to local high school and college students
  • Conducted on-going community service projects
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