We All Had Aspirations
“I was only able to help myself when I could really understand and internalize that I didn’t have the answers.”
Meet Bobby Staley, a GSSW alum and social worker with The Bridge Assertive Community Treatment program in the Bronx. After experiencing hard times in his own life, Bobby only emerged a happier and more stable person after realizing he couldn’t do it alone. That’s why he enrolled in GSSW—to develop a skillset for helping others still struggling that provided an outlet for his hard-earned empathy. In 2008, Bobby was honored as valedictorian of GSSW’s first-ever graduating class.
“You can’t know the effect you have,” he reflects, “but I firmly believe that the investment you make in an individual comes back. Social work is a profound profession because of that. I see a connection between everyone. I feel a connection.”
This is Bobby Staley's story.