|N.C. Rep. Graig Meyer|
North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Department of Social Work will host “Social Work in the Legislature” with North Carolina Rep. Graig Meyer on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Miller-Morgan Building Auditorium on campus. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available on site.
Meyer will address the importance of advocacy as it relates to North Carolina’s current political climate.
Meyer represents House District 50, including portions of Durham and Orange counties. He has served in the N.C. House of Representatives since 2013. Meyer is the only social worker in the North Carolina General Assembly. His legislative committee assignments include the House Judiciary Committee, Finance, Aging, Homeland Security, K-12 Education and Military and Veteran Affairs.
Prior to serving in the general assembly, Meyer spent 16 years working in North Carolina’s public school system. He also was coordinator of the Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate program that helped bring about a 98 percent high school graduation rate. All of the program’s graduates enrolled in post secondary education, as well. Meyer continues to work with schools and youth as the co-founder and principal consultant with Equity Collaborative LLC.
Meyer obtained his bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology from the College of Wooster and a master’s degree in social service administration from the University of Chicago.
NCCU’s Department of Social Work combines research and community service in the Triangle area of North Carolina. The department employs a multi-modal approach to make material more relevant for students with diverse learning styles.
Social work graduates are employed in higher education, governmental positions, and as leaders and practitioners in social services agencies throughout the United States. The fully accredited program offers a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree and a traditional and one-year advanced-standing Master of Social Work (MSW).