Tag Archives: Chicago

Jones joins United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

NASW News Social Work Spotlight Richard L. Jones, former president and chairman of NASW Assurance Services Inc., has joined the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago as senior vice president of community investment. He is charged with the leadership, planning, execution and measurement of United Way’s strategic investment in the community called “Live United 2020.” The community impact plan focuses on ... Read More »

Theater program helps those with memory loss

By Greg Wright, NEWS contributor Social workers and a member of a Chicago theater group say an improvisational theater program they created at Northwestern University in Illinois is helping people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia enjoy a better quality of life. The “Memory Ensemble” program is a joint effort of the university’s Cognitive Neurology and ... Read More »

Remembering Hull House

By Rena Malai, NEWS Staff The Hull House agency in Chicago made national headlines in January when it abruptly closed its doors after more than 120 years. The social services organization, founded by social work pioneer and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams, ran out of money after struggling to raise funds and reduce operating costs for several years in ... Read More »

Richard Jones Honored by Metropolitan Family Services

Richard Jones, center, former president and CEO of Chicago-based Metropolitan Family Services, stands outside one of the organization’s campus buildings, which was recently named in his honor to recognize 13 years of leadership for the organization that serves the critical needs of families in the metropolitan area. Jones is joined by his mother, Wilhelmina Manns, right, a retired social work ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – February 20, 2009

News Source: Google News Employee hangs self in suburban high school Chicago Sun-Times The social work team is available to students and staff at a north suburban high school Thursday after a school employee killed himself in the school … USF social work interns will try some Capitol lobbying Tampabay.com – St. Petersburg, FL “It’ll help them as they start ... Read More »