GSSW Magazine 2009
Boston College Graduate School of Social Work Magazine 2009
boston college | graduate school of social work 11 W hen Professor Ruth McRoy trained her experienced gaze on a Methodist multipurpose care center in Jo- hannesburg, South Africa, during a visit there last summer, she saw opportunities for improving out- comes for impoverished families worldwide. Instead of defeat, she saw small victories. Instead of overwhelming odds, she saw singular achieve- ments. Instead of local restraints, she saw global possibilities. Building BRIDGES scholar envisions a universe of possibilities b y v i c k i s a n d e r s photograph by rose lincoln “the differential impact of race, power, and class is still far reaching”, says donahue and diFelice professor ruth mcroy.