Authentic Role Models for Emerging Leaders in Social Justice

Great post from Dr. Lynda C. Jackson, Assistant Professor of Business at Trinity Washington University, on her students’ positive experience joining with other college students at the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering to learn more about advocacy and social ministries.

to go forth

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

student with professor at CSMG Trinity student Laura Clavijo and Dr. Lynda Jackson

As a business professor at Trinity Washington University, my research and studies focus on the best ways to mentor students and guide them toward developing success factors that will enhance their careers and in turn their lives. Specifically, I like to stress the significance of becoming involved in purposeful networking, actively seeking caring mentors, and consistently identifying suitable role models.

Being involved in the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering (CSMG) offered an environment that provided our students with direct access to all three–networks, mentors, and role models.

When we learned of the opportunity to attend the CSMG 2015 conference in Washington D.C., it appeared to be the perfect setting for our students to network with likeminded individuals, seek encouraging and caring mentors, and…

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