Our mission is to interrogate racism and other systems of oppression standing in the way of social equity and justice, to foster social work education, practice and research, strengthen and expand the opportunities, resources, and capabilities of all persons to achieve their full potential and well-being.

Create an inclusive learning and work environment that promotes diversity and excellence in research, teaching, and the training of social work professionals.

Partner with community service providers, advocates, and professionals across all disciplines. To promote effective practices, programs, and policies that center and protect the dignity of individuals and their human rights.

Uphold ethical standards of competence, service and integrity as applied locally, nationally, and globally.


May 24, 2024

In Honor of Mental Health Awareness Month

As we close out Mental Health Awareness Month, we reflect on the importance of mental well-being and continue to extend support to those navigating the complexities of mental health. This month is a time for introspection and action as we reaffirm our commitment to prioritizing and upholding mental wellness. Social workers have an unparalleled perspective on the topic, stemming from their person-centered and empowering approach to supporting individuals and communities.

April 05, 2024

Social Workers Needed Amidst Migrant Mental Health Crisis

With hundreds of asylum seekers arriving in New York City every day, a serious mental health crisis continues to unfold. As of just a few weeks ago, NYC had approximately 64,600 people seeking asylum in funded shelters, and over 182,900 have come through the system since the spring of 2022. Countless families are fleeing their homes in search of safety, proper housing, and economic security– oftentimes leaving their loved ones behind.