Tara Cunningham



Wichita Children's Home 

Practicum Placement September 2011-May 2012

  • Providing case management services to clients in residential programs
  • Promoting outreach services to runaway, homeless and at risk youth
  • Facilitating support groups for homeless and at risk youth  

Open Door

Volunteer September 2010-October 2011

  • Providing diverse population of clients that are homeless with services and resources to meet immediate needs such as shelter, clothing and food
  • Recording demographics of clients for determination of requirement for future funding
  • Monitoring laundry, shower, and storage services and responding to requests for personal hygiene items

Inter-faith Ministries

Practicum Placement January, 2010- May 2010

  •  Assisting homeless clients with establishing goals and objectives for developing self- sufficiency then monitored weekly progress
  • Extending outreach agency services to homeless individuals residing in unfavorable locations
  • Providing case management services to individual clients with dual diagnoses

Episcopal Social Services

Practicum Placement August 2009- December 2010

  • Co-facilitating employment classes for SRS recipients
  • Educating clients about interviewing and interpersonal skills
  • Managing disability income for beneficiary’s enrolled in the Representative Payee Program
  • Assisting SRS and walk-in client’s in the computer lab writing resumes


May 2010 - May 2012

Master of Social Work

Wichita State University

Wichita State University

Wichita, Ks

Master in Social Work May 2012

Wichita State University

Wichita, Ks

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work May 2010 Magna Cum Laude

Cowley County Community College

Arkansas City, Kansas

Associate of Arts May 2008 Summa Cum Laude

Vice President of Phi Theta Kappa

Wichita High School East