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NASW Georgia Chapter urges social workers protest state policies that discriminate against undocumented students

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Georgia Chapter is urging social workers protest state policies that discriminate against college students who migrated to the United States as children and are undocumented. The Georgia Board of Regents bans undocumented students and students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) from attending the state’s top five colleges — the University of ... Read More »

Social workers find higher education a good fit

By Rena Malai, News staff Much like a social worker attending to the welfare of others, being a college president is like being a mother hen that knows no boundaries, said James Kelly, past president of NASW and current president of Menlo College in California. As a college president, Kelly said he uses every social work skill he possesses on ... Read More »

Social workers shine light on profession during Social Work Month

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Social Work Month 2013 video:  http://youtu.be/rQq_JL1OmkI Kathy Shelton-Riek, associate professor of social work at Livingstone College in North Carolina, takes great pride in being a social worker. For her, National Professional Social Work Month, celebrated every March, means something special. “I think it is critical that we keep the dream of Jane Addams alive,” ... Read More »

Touro College students lobby New York legislators to support the Dream Act

Students from the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work, and Professor Jennifer Zelnick (pictured, front row), went to Albany, N.Y., recently to lobby legislators on the New York state “Dream Act” – legislation that would extend public and private funding for higher education to undocumented New York City high school students who were brought to the United States as ... Read More »

New loan forgiveness programs encourage graduates to pursue careers in public service

Two-thirds of college graduates leave school nearly $20,000 in debt, according to the National Postsecondary Student Aid study. With mounting job losses and unemployment at a 25-year high, those considering changing careers and pursuing passions must weigh the risk of a pay cut. But now some students can reduce – or even wipe out their debt – just by following ... Read More »

New Call Center for the College Cost Reduction Act of 2007

The U.S. Department of Education has created a new call center for borrowers to obtain information about the College Cost Reduction Act of 2007 (H.R. 2669). The number for the Federal Student Aid Information Center is 1(800) 433-3243. The law forgives outstanding education debt for those persons that meet the eligibility requirements. Those that would benefit are employees that have ... Read More »