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Forbes, Azzie

Forbes, Azzie

Doctoral Lecturer
Director of BSSW Social Work Practicum Education
Social Work

Phone: 718-262-5163
Office Location: AC-3A09B

Dr. Azzie Forbes was born in Chicago IL but has called Brooklyn NY home since 2013. She serves as a Doctoral Lecture and the Director of BSSW Social Work Practicum Education in the Department of Social Work. She holds a Ph.D. in social work and is a License Social Worker. Her dissertation entitled “Age & Resiliency: Defining Resiliency in Young Adults Ages 18 to 21” examines resiliency in the young adult population and aims to assist them in becoming more resilient over time through the use of her resiliency plan. Dr. Forbes is known for her work with the young adult population in non-profit organizations around NYC and her curriculum creation. Prior to joining the faculty at York College, she directed two Young Adult Borough Centers (Alternative High Schools) in Queens NY.

Office Hours

Mondays4:00 PM-5:00PM
Friday (Virtually)9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
By AppointmentEmail:


DSW Capella University Social Work 2022 
MSW Case western Reserve University Social Work 2016 
BS Wartburg College Social Work 2010 

Areas of Expertise

  • Resiliency
  • Social-Emotional Counseling
  • Youth Development and Mentorship
  • De-escalation & Mediation
  • Curriculum Development

Publications in Field Of Expertise




Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

  • CUNY Career Success Fellowship CUNY Central. Awarded 3,000: 2023.
  • National Society of Leadership and Success Awardee: 2020.
  • The Mannie Holmes Diversity Award Award of excellence at Wartburg College for students who display the desire to spread the importance of diversity across campus. This award is not given out every year and has not been given out for the past ten years.: 2010.


  • An awardee of the College Access for All Grant, College Access For All. 2019: 50,000.
  • An awardee of the NYC Skills Lab Grant, 21st Century Workforce Alliance. 2017: 10,000.

Offices Held In Professional Societies

  • Invited Member, York College Behavioral Intervention Team: 2022 to Present.
  • Invited Member, York College Practicum Advisory Board: 2020 to Present.
  • Member, The National Society of Leadership and Success: 2020 to Present.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

  • License Social Worker, Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy, Clinical Hours in Progress: 389: 2022-Present.
  • Social Work Field/Practicum Supervisor, York College, Bachelors in Social Work (BSSW): 2019 - Present.
  • CUNY New Lecturer Initiative (NLI): 2022-2023.
  • Professor 101: 2022-2023.
  • Social Work Field Supervisor, Stony Brook University Masters in Social Work (MSW): 2019 - 2020.
  • Social Work Field Supervisor, Hunter College, Bachelors in Social Work (BSW): 2018-2019.