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 »
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It’s Giving Tuesday: Donate Generously to the NASW Foundation!
Today is GivingTuesday and you can make a difference by joining the global generosity movement with a donation to the NASW Foundation. Generosity gives each one of us the power to make positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value we can act on. Together we give and impact lives through social work. The NASW Foundation ... Read More »
Celebrate Black History Month with the NASW Foundation and NASW
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®!
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 »
Support the NASW Foundation—Help Social Workers Make a Difference!
In this time of uncertainty, and pain, together we rise to meet daily challenges. NASW, and the NASW Foundation, are committed to supporting our members, and the social work profession, as a whole, as we work to reduce the impact and spread of the COVID-19 virus and to ensure social justice for all and an end to racism. The NASW ... 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 Press publishes the papers of social work pioneer James R. Dumpson
Dr. James Russelle Dumpson (April 5, 1909 – November 5, 2012) was a pioneer in social work. U.S. Representative Charles B. Rangel said of Dumpson: He is a gentle man of forceful voice and conviction, agitating on behalf of children, the elderly, and the impoverished in New York for 60 years, his country for 80 years—and we are all the ... 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 »