“Start where you stand and work with whatever tools you may have at your command.” ― George Herbert
Help Bridge (HB) specializes in leadership and social justice education for youth and adult learners. HB offers a variety of training options including on‐site workshops, mini-conferences, online or teleconferencing, and one-on-one coaching. Dr. Chiquita D. Howard-Bostic, founder of HB, is Associate Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity and department chair of Sociology, Criminology, and Criminal Justice at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. She is an associate professor of sociology, a grant writer, and a community mentor. Dr. Howard-Bostic is also a former college director of institutional assessment and has served as an executive director of housing and human services.
The HB teaching philosophy is grounded in the ideas of W.E.B. DuBois. The team couples objective analysis with personal ideology in a way that blends serious scholarship with passionate forms of social action. As advocates for social change, they use historical-comparative approaches to create an entry-point for dialogue and a deep understanding of social conditions.
Help Bridge (HB) at www.chowardbostic.com offers
Leadership and Social Justice Training
Research exploring race, class, gender, crime, and community
Course descriptions and syllabi for sociology and criminal justice courses
Audio lectures from sociology and criminal justice courses
Local and international youth and community service projects