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The War on Poverty: Struggle changes as society evolves

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Social workers rolled up their collective sleeves and joined in making a difference when President Lyndon Johnson declared the War on Poverty 50 years ago. Interviews with social workers targeting poverty alleviation today make it clear that just as society evolves, so do the challenges of poverty. However, they say giving up is not ... Read More »

Former NASW leader was active in War on Poverty initiative

By Paul R. Pace, News staff January marked the 50th anniversary of the “War on Poverty,” declared by President Lyndon Johnson. The late Mark Battle, who led NASW as executive director from 1984 to 1992, played a pivotal role when federal initiatives to address the needs of the underprivileged were enacted. Battle was working as a consultant for the U.S. ... Read More »

NASW involved in original March on Washington and anniversary events

By Rena Malai, News staff Washington, D.C.’s National Mall vibrated with energy on Aug. 24 as tens of thousands of people from across the U.S. gathered to celebrate the “National Action to Realize the Dream,” the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. NASW members and staff were among those who attended the march, and ... Read More »