Erin Youngblood, MSW ’10

While enrolled in GSSW’s Four Corners MSW program, Erin Youngblood (MSW ’10) was a single mom who, like many Four Corners students, continued to work full-time while earning her degree. But she insists the sacrifices were worth it, since her MSW has already opened a new career path for her, as the social worker for Durango’s Alpine Hospice beginning in the spring of 2011. Youngblood’s previous nonprofit experience includes positions as a case manager and program manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Special Event Coordinator for United Way, Couples Communication Educator and Advisor for the La Plata Family Center Coalition, and Family Involvement Specialist for the Tri-County Head Start serving Colorado’s La Plata, Archuleta and Montezuma Counties.  A 2005 graduate of Leadership La Plata, sponsored by the Durango Chamber of Commerce, Youngblood now serves on its Curriculum Committee.