SSW Alumna Receives “Above and Beyond” Award

Aurora Jakubowski, MSW ’91, licensed clinical social worker at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, recently received the Above and Beyond award from The Mill Foundation for Kids, Inc.

The award recognizes individuals who go above and beyond in their daily duties to enrich the lives of sick children and who consistently exceed the expectations of their peers and patients, according to the Southington-based foundation.

Aurora Jakubowski, MSW '91 - Photo provided by The Hospital of Central Connecticut

The award was presented March 5 at the foundation’s annual Shamrockin’ for Kids dinner dance at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington. The foundation also donated $2,500 to the hospital to support pediatric services.

Aurora is a maternal/child social worker at the hospital since 1994. She works with hospitalized children and their families who are dealing with illness and in many cases other significant challenges. Her role includes providing education and moral support and helping families access resources that can help them in the hospital and community.

The Mill Foundation for Kids is dedicated to brightening the lives of ill children by purchasing toys and other gifts that are donated to The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.