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Robert Siporin

Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2014

Robert Siporin is a psychiatric social worker with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Detroit helping homeless veterans. He previously worked as a financial coach and Manager of Financial Stability Programs at Southwest Economic Solutions helping veterans with financial literacy. On campus while a JCLP student, Bobby created a campus organization called We Support Detroit Schools (WSDS), which mobilized university students to collaborate with high schools in Detroit to address problems in their local communities. He was selected as a Wexner Graduate Fellow/Davidson Scholar, focusing on mobilizing diverse communities to connect and address the nation's most pressing urban and social challenges together. In 2013, he was named an NASW Student of the Year by the U-M School of Social Work. Prior to graduate school, Bobby completed two years of teaching in New Orleans schools as a Teach for America corps member and then worked as Director of Special Education at Akili Academy in New Orleans. Bobby's experiences as a National Fellow with Repair the World and in the Reality Israel Experience helped him place his work in New Orleans, his commitment to social justice, and his professional goals within the framework of Jewish identity and values.

Student Details

  • Practice Method:
    Management of Human Services
  • Practice Area:
    Community and Social Systems

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