Huge congratulations to Martinique Teperman, director of social services for our Out-of-School Time program, who last night was presented with the Latino Social Work Coalition Leadership Award! It is a recognition well deserved: Martinique always knew she wanted to work with children, and with over 13 years’ experience under her belt, she is deeply committed to ensuring that all students and families have access to quality academic and mental health services.
Martinique has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Romance Languages from New York University, and studied Advanced Clinical Social Work with a concentration on Family, Youth, and Children’s Services at Columbia School of Social Work. She put her education into practice as a Clinical Social Work Fellow at the Yale Child Study Center, where she worked with young people ages 5-18 with a variety of mental health issues, and worked as a Senior Social Worker at the Children’s Aid Society Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program.
Martinique’s transition to East Harlem Tutorial Program has given her the opportunity to collaborate closely with students and families, ensuring that we truly are community-based and college-bound. She wears many hats at EHTP — overseeing the Social Services department of the afterschool program, which serves 400 students in grades K-12; supervising Master’s level social workers and MSW interns; leading staff trainings and collaborative meetings; facilitating groups for high school students and monthly workshops for parents, and more. Martinique is a member of EHTP’s Anti-Racism Coalition and has participated in the Anti-Racism Facilitator Training. Martinique also spearheaded our after-school program’s Family Council — designed to build relationships, support our students’ parents and family members, and provide them a space to give input on our work.
Kudos to you, Martinique — we appreciates your leadership, and we are so fortunate to have you as part of the EHTP family!