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Partnership for our Children: A collaboration between Higher Ed and Community Partners

The National CARES Mentoring Movement, an organization committed to healing and transforming the lives of Black children growing up in…

Does Prison Cause Mental Illness?

When the words “prison” and “mental illness” appear together, we often hear them in one kind of debate. That is,…

Nabila El-Bassel: Slowness of Death Certifications Hampers Opioid Battle

Death certifications in New York State must be handled more promptly and efficiently, says Columbia University Professor Nabila El-Bassel, in…

Students Amanda Spishak-Thomas and Jasmine Awad to Speak at Graduation

The Columbia School of Social Work is excited to announce this year’s PhD and MSW student speakers. Among their other…

What Does Social Work Mean to You? (Video)

Social workers can be therapists, clinicians, economists, program directors, cabinet members, and school counselors. They can be educators, researchers, and…

Dr. Karen Bullock (MSW ‘92) Announced as 2023 Graduation Speaker

The Columbia School of Social Work is excited to announce that alumna Dr. Karen Bullock will give the keynote address…

Why New York City’s Economy Always Needs More Immigrants

Does an influx of immigrants strain New York City’s economy, as some people believe? Or does it make the economy…

Meet the Dean: Melissa Begg

Melissa Begg, who became Dean of the Columbia School of Social Work on September 1st, 2019, is a population health…

Celebrate Social Work Month with Us

Dear Friends, March is both Social Work Month and Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate and reflect on the…

When a Leader Burns Out

On January 19, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that she was stepping down from the top job. She’d…