From Foster Care to Social Work

The #FC2SW Campaign is online dialogue between former foster care receipients and high school students interested in social work. These conversations provide high schoolers with the opportunity to explore individual experiences in foster care and the potential for systemic change.

Conversations will take place on a monthly basis and hosted by a YSocialWork and a current foster care receipent via Instagram.

Gabrielle Lee, MSW

Host , Former Foster Care Recipient

Gabrielle (She/They) comes from South Carolina and currently resides in Georgia.  Gabrielle has experience providing case management and clinical services to children and families in various capacities, providing group therapy, and program development.  Gabrielle is a Ronald E. McNair Scholar and has had opportunities to conduct research on Adverse Childhood Experiences on Women of Color in the South. Gabrielle was motivated to become a social worker after being placed into foster care and  witnessing/experiencing various forms of systemic oppression throughout childhood.  Gabrielle holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work from Winthrop University, in Rock Hill, SC. Currently, Gabrielle is pursuing social work licensure, a financial social work certification, and a yoga certification. 

Register to Join #FC2SW

We are looking for Social Workers (BSW, MSW, DSW, or PhDs) OR current social work students who have personal experiences in the foster care system to share their stories.