The Jewish Community Center (JCC) has in recent years become a less and less popular field work site for graduate students of social work; often, students complain about sectarianism, serving the middle-class, the recreation emphasis, and the Jewish culture emphasis. In order to strengthen the integral relationship between JCCs as social work agencies, graduate schools of social work, and students in these programs, the YM-YWHA of Flatbush-Rugby joined collaboratively with the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University with an emphasis on both nurturing and learning from social work students. This partnership has resulted in a ripe forum for student learning and creativity that has had a positive impact on the JCC as it responds to the needs of the student. Dialogue between the school, the agency, and students continues to evolve their relationship, and it is hoped that new and even better training techniques will be discovered in the years ahead.
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Beckerman, Aaron. Fishbein, Helene. The Parties to Social Work Education: The School, the Agency, the Student - a Case Study. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Summer 1972: