Greg Dawson - Social Worker, Mentor, & Athlete

Gregory Quinn Dawson II, born to Jacqueline and Greg Dawson in Limestone, ME on December 2nd,1981. As a military child, he spent most of his life in Pensacola, FL and Shreveport, LA. Having earned his education in the Caddo Parish School System, Greg received accolades in athletics and academics. He achieved a Presidential Scholarship at Southern Arkansas University where he spent his Freshman Year of College. He later moved to Tallahassee, FL to fulfill his dream of becoming Florida State Seminole which is where he began his professional career.

Greg received his Bachelors from Florida State University and eventually earned a spot in the Seminole’s Masters program of Social Work. Upon graduating from FSU, Greg worked as a Mental Health Program Analyst/Counselor at the Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee, FL. He later moved to Shreveport, LA where he worked with at risk youth, severe and profound children, and teens with emotional disturbances as a Behavior Intervention Specialist. He taught private swimming lessons at the Broadmoor YMCA of Shreveport, his church (Faith Lutheran), and in the community assisting low income and disadvantaged youth. After working with the Caddo Parish School Board for three years, Greg decided to move to Fresno, California where he now works as an Inpatient Social Worker at the VA Hospital. In Fresno, Greg is an active member in his community by volunteering for the Special Olympics, volunteering in the growing Mentorship Program at KYJO, and working as a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. Currently, you can catch Greg training at the Aleman Boxing Gym in Fresno, CA, working with the community in an attempt to write grants for those in need, and speaking to leaders in the Fresno Community to attain knowledge of the city’s needs for improvement. He also anticipates teaching swimming lessons and coaching a swim team.

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Kimberly wrote:
Such an amazing person! I went to school with good to hear you are doing well! God bless you!

Fri, May 24, 2013 @ 7:38 PM

2. Priya wrote:
I stumbled onto your blog via Brenna's blog (she is deilehtgd to be working there .and is as nice, talented and funny as she is beautiful). My husband is ill and I spend hours in Fresno hospitals and NOW! I have a place to go to on Tuesday nights. I live in Hanford, where there are are only WalMartians and the idea of having a REAL yarn place to knit at, before toddling off to the hospital to sleep in my little bed chair, makes me happy beyond belief. (Fresno Heart Hospital has the best food. Just sayin'.)As a small business owner, I understand that if I don't utilize and buy from you, one day you won;t be there. So look for me! (White hair, pink highlights, black nails).

Mon, November 18, 2013 @ 7:18 PM

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