UNCG Campus Weekly

Campus Weekly is published each Wednesday when classes are in session. In the summer, it is published biweekly.

Dr. Jay Poole

Dr. Jay Poole (Social Work) received funding from North Carolina A&T State University for the project “Supporting Thriving Families: Addressing Mental Health Needs in the Oakwood Forest Community.” NC A&T, in partnership with UNCG proposes to establish culturally-appropriate mental health services in Greensboro’s Oakwood Forest community, where 80 percent of the residents are persons of Mexican descent with limited or no English-language ability, and virtually all of them fall under 200 percent of the federal poverty level, the abstract states. “The specific objectives of the proposed project are to: co-locate a social work practice for mental health services in Oakwood Forest as an integral and sustainable community-based mental health care provider, empower resident groups such as the Thriving Families organization as critical partners in promoting capacity-building for mental and emotional wellness within the community, and engage in significant project evaluation activities utilizing our expertise and resources as a university-based endeavor.” A key partner in this project is the Center for New North Carolinians.