Info Apply Share

Request Information

You need a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution to enroll in Adler University programs.

Okay

Change Agent: Carmelita Booker

Stories | 09.13.17

A champion for young people, Carmelita Booker has a long history of social justice advocacy in the field of child welfare. A second-year student in Adler’s online program, she has advocated for children in the Midwest’s foster care system, volunteering as a counselor at camps for foster kids; orchestrating an awareness campaign for One Hope United, a nonprofit focused on compassionate intervention and education for abused and neglected children; and planning to become a court-appointed special advocate to help children in foster cases. Booker currently leads a small support group for high school freshman girls and is training to be a life coach for students facing anxiety and depression.

Related Stories

Addressing the Rising Risk of Domestic Abuse

Danielle Kokochak, an Online Campus Master of Arts in Psychology student, is designing a resource to address the rising risk of domestic abuse during the pandemic.

Learn More

Crossing Cultural Divides to Help Women After Violence

Jennifer van Wyck, M.A. ’10, works in areas of the Middle East formerly controlled by the Islamic State (IS) group to help women who have experienced violence and their communities to heal.

Learn More

Raising Awareness of Homelessness—and its Many Forms

Chicago Campus students founded the Homelessness Student Advocacy Organization to advocate for people who are experiencing homelessness and raise awareness of the many different experiences.

Learn More