LaurenMeloche.jpgEbony Lucas

Research Assistant
AMUS/Urban Safety
(313) 577-2207
Center for Urban Studies - rm 2227

Ebony Lucas has been a Master Level Social Worker for over a decade. Her work has focused on providing culturally sensitive services to vulnerable populations. She presents a solid background in therapeutic services with a strong emphasis on empowerment. She is a certified addiction specialist that places a strong emphasis on culturally sensitive services.In 2003, Ebony earned a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Africana Studies. Ebony has participated in  several study abroad programs. She has studied abroad in various parts of West Africa, South Africa and the West Indies. Her research has focused on religion and political/ social implications. In 2005, Ebony earned a MSW with a concentration in marriage and family therapy. She has worked as a therapist for more than a decade. Her experience in the social work field is diverse. She was worked as a case manager, private contractual therapist, a primary therapist, substance abuse counselor and a family therapist. She has also completed graduate research in the Department of Sociology which focused on religion and political activism. Upon the completion of her MSW, Ebony volunteered as an AmeriCorps Member. Her service year was with Michigan State University and 4-H mentoring. Her work with AmeriCorps included pairing mentee and mentors. She is currently a field instructor for MSW students at Wayne State University and a Domestic Violence Coordinator within the AmeriCorps Program.