The Prospector Visits Columbia University School of Social Work

Prospector Theater Founder & Executive Director Valerie Jensen was recently invited to talk at the Columbia University School of Social Work in New York City. Professor and Ridgefielder Elizabeth Counselman Carpenter, Ph.D. invited Valerie to her Master of Social Work classroom to discuss the life-changing work happening at the Prospector.

Students in the class are currently investigating advanced clinical practices for social work with children, and they were excited to discover how the Prospector’s mission and model align with their coursework. Valerie described the Prospector’s philosophy, methodology, and operations in depth, welcoming questions from students who will soon play an active role in improving the quality of life for people with disabilities. The Prospector has recently visited several university classrooms, with the goal of inspiring others to become the next generation of change-makers.

Interested in having the Prospector visit your university or school? E-mail our events team at events.prospectortheater.org.

The Prospector Theater is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to providing meaningful employment opportunities for adults with disabilities through the operation of a premium, four screen, first-run movie theater. Employees of the Prospector referred to as Prospects, are encouraged to sparkle, shine, and transform their passions into professions.

Learn more about The Prospector Theater here.


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