Tag Archives: NASW Social Work Pioneers

Social Work Pioneers Honored for Blazing Trails

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By Paul R. Pace Five Black women who are NASW Social Work Pioneers® have been honored for their dedication to the profession, improving their communities, and leading the way as trailblazers. Their achievements continue to inspire social workers today. Bernice C. Harper   NASW CEO Angelo McClain and President Mildred “Mit” Joyner congratulated Harper on her 100th birthday in February ... Read More »

Celebrate Black History Month with the NASW Foundation and NASW

Black History Month

The NASW Foundation and NASW are proud to celebrate Black History Month and honor the rich history of blacks in social work. We encourage you to celebrate with us by learning more about this wonderful record of achievement: visit these online resources and please participate in an upcoming February 26 “NASW Facebook Live Event” with NASW President Mit Joyner, a ... Read More »

Meet the New NASW Social Work Pioneers®!

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The NASW Foundation and the NASW Social Work Pioneers® are very pleased and proud to welcome 16 newly inducted pioneers. In 2021 they will be formally recognized at the Pioneers’ annual program and luncheon—event details will be announced at a later date. The Social Work Pioneers Program honors social workers who have contributed to the evolution and enrichment of the ... Read More »

NASW Foundation names five new Pioneers

By Paul R. Pace, News staff The NASW Foundation has announced five newly elected Social Work Pioneers®. Social workers who have made great strides in expanding the profession into new frontiers and for enriching human development and understanding are reflected in the latest round of inductees. They are: Capt. Barry D. Adams, the U.S. Navy’s top-ranked social worker as the ... Read More »

Pioneers launch ’60 for 60′ campaign

By Rena Malai, News staff This year marks NASW’s 60th anniversary, and the NASW Foundation has announced the “60 for 60” fundraising campaign in recognition of the milestone. The campaign honors NASW’s accomplishments over the last 60 years and promotes the social work profession’s contributions to bring major positive changes in American society. Social workers advocated for the creation of ... Read More »

NASW Social Work Pioneers celebrate 20 years, hold 10th annual event

By Rena Malai, News staff Before schools of social work, before legal regulations and codes of ethics, there were social work pioneers, said Robert Cohen, a member of the NASW Pioneer steering committee. Cohen remarked on this during his speech at the NASW Social Work Pioneer® 20th Anniversary Observance and 10th Annual Event.  More than 100 people — including Pioneers, ... Read More »

Brody was one of first social work practitioners to conduct research

By Paul R. Pace, News staff NASW Social Work Pioneer® Elaine Brody, who died on July 9 at age 91, is being remembered as one of the first social work practitioners to simultaneously conduct research of clients. Her efforts helped launch the specialization of aging studies. Brody’s research at the Philadelphia Geriatric Center in the 1950s eventually led to one ... Read More »