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Jose Barron, Former Gang Member, Shares his Inspiring Journey to the MSW Program

Though his involvement in a gang landed him in prison at 27, José Barron never lost sight of his education goals. Now, he’s an MSW candidate in our social work program. After overcoming unlikely odds, Jose Barron is less than a year away from completing his Master of Social Work at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Drawing from his past experiences as a gang member and inmate, combined with his skills and training from the MSW program, Jose hopes to provide much-needed resources to his community upon graduation.

Source: sowkweb.usc.edu/blog/jose-barron-former-gang-member-shares-his-inspiring-journey-msw-program