Social Work consulting
The MACRO Project provides quality trauma-informed services to groups, organizations and agencies representing various systems.
The MACRO Project, Inc., is a social work consulting practice providing quality trauma-informed services to groups, organizations and agencies representing various systems. The MARCO Project is built upon the belief that trauma prevention and intervention requires a focus on community and system-level functions and power imbalances. The goal of The MACRO Project is to facilitate trauma healing by strategically confronting, repairing, and ultimately changing systems. Services rendered are built upon an intersectional trauma-informed equity framework recognizing that personal identities such as race and class impact one’s ability to maintain needed safety and self-sufficiency. As a service provider, The MACRO Project operationalizes the belief that all our clients, and the populations they serve, possess the needed inherent strengths vital to their individual and collective well-being.
“If we don’t center the voices of marginalized people, we’re doing the wrong work.”
– Tarana Burke
Meet The Founder
Chandra Dawson, LISW, LCSW is a social worker independently licensed in the District of Columbia and Maryland.
Chandra Dawson, LISW, LCSW is a social worker independently licensed in the District of Columbia and Maryland. Her professional career includes over 20 years of social work practice serving various marginalized populations primarily comprised of communities of color. A large portion of her career involves designing, managing, and implementing programs designed to meet the multifaceted needs of the underserved. She has years of organizational experience including case management, crisis intervention, supervision, training, project management and senior leadership within organizations serving domestic violence and sexual assault survivors as well as numerous vulnerable populations within the District of Columbia. Moreover, Mrs. Dawson’s background includes federal contract coordination and management as well as the design and implementation of training and technical assistance to support the complex needs of local and state systems such as TANF, behavioral health and homeless services. Her ability to establish and maintain vital relationships with organizations across systems has contributed to developing formal partnerships vital to trauma survivor safety, healing, and equitable service accessibility. Mrs. Dawson is deeply committed to the development of trauma prevention and intervention efforts designed to address the intersecting issues of racial, gender and economic oppression.
Did You Know:
When Mrs. Dawson isn’t serving her community, she enjoys time with her husband and children.
Key Accomplishments by Chandra:
Key Accomplishments by Chandra:
2020 Leadership Education and Advancement for Professionals (LEAP) Fellow,
a project funded by the Office of Violence Against Women.
Recognized by clients for her passion and ability to motivate individuals to address trauma
within their personal and professional capacity.
She holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland
with a specialization in Social Action and Community Development.
Certified Grief Informed Professional (CGP)
Centering the relationship between BIPOC racial identity, trauma and loss.