Nicole Caldwell, MSW/ASW/CATC-i, Principal of Aragon, LLC, has several credentials that assist Aragon, LLC to perform to their optimal level. Mrs. Caldwell graduated from the University of Southern California with a Masters of Social Work (MSW) with an emphasis in Community Organizing, Planning, and Administration (COPA). Mrs. Caldwell obtained her Associate in Clinical Social Work (ASW) through the Board of Behavioral Health. Prior, she obtained two Bachelor's Degrees from the Claremont Colleges in Organizational Studies & Philosophy. Recently, Mrs. Caldwell completed the hours necessary to obtain her Addiction Counselor Certification Board of California (ACCBC) credential. Through California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators (CAADE), Mrs. Caldwell tested to become a Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor credential (CATC) level IV, the second highest credential in the field.
For over ten years, Mrs. Caldwell has worked with a multitude of agencies administering and developing grants. She understands the need for accurate data collection, reporting, and adherence to the grant program requirements. Aragon, LLC is thorough in its pursuit to maintain grant integrity as the steps are derived to develop programs. Through her initiative, Aragon LLC has raised nearly eleven and a half million in grant funding and nearly 500,000 dollars in other funding revenues. In addition, Mrs. Caldwell understands the need for measurement and has developed a multitude of trainings to assist agencies to implement evaluation plans through comprehensive data collection. This data collection includes both qualitative and quantitative approaches.