Salma Hussein, MSW, LICSW, is an alumni of both the Youth Studies and MSW programs! She is a school social worker at South High School who works with students and families from a wide variety of countries. Drawing on her own experiences as an immigrant and her work with her students and their families, she works with administrators and staff to create strong home-school partnerships. In addition to Salma’s work at Minneapolis Public Schools, she volunteers with Twin Cities community organizations in awareness and fundraising campaigns, mentoring and community development. Salma is deeply committed to social justice and is active in the Somali community, especially as a mentor to Somali girls.
In May 2019, Salma presented an EDTalk that drew on her own experiences as an immigrant and her work with her students and their families. In her talk, she shares how creating strong home-school partnerships, celebrating diversity, and building authentic relationships are vital for student success. View her talk, the Power of Strong Relationships for Student Success, and the Q&A, Immigrant Voices, that followed.