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Monday, March 4, 2013 - 10:32pm
EL PASO — Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO, Beth Senger, will be honored as the "Social Worker of the Year" at a Masquerade & Award Banquet Friday. The event is put on by the National Association of Social Workers. Senger was selected from hundreds of her peers to receive the prestigious honor.
Beth’s career has taken her from El Paso to Panama to Germany, and across the United States in roles as a trainer, career consultant, cryptographic technician, and mentoring professional. In 2000, she completed her Master’s in Social Work and helped open Big Brothers Big Sisters in El Paso, Texas. At the time, El Paso was the largest city in the U.S. without a formal mentoring program. The organization says Beth, along with her team of colleagues, have helped the agency provide high-impact mentoring services to thousands of at-risk youth in the El Paso community.
They add, under Beth’s leadership, Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Paso has successfully performed on grants from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Juvenile Mentoring Program Grant, the Department of Health and Human Services Mentoring Children of Prisoners Grant, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Youth Violence Prevention Grant, the Department of Education, El Paso County, Corporation for National and Community Services grants for Engaging Baby Boomers and AmeriCorps, and many others.