The School of Social Welfare has provided statewide, national, and global leadership in evidence-informed social work practice and policies since 1944. Despite the small number of faculty, we have for decades been ranked the most productive group of social welfare scholars in the country, producing new knowledge that regularly challenges conventional wisdom and paves the way for new practices and policies. Equally important, our graduates become agents of social change through direct practice, agency management, policymaking, and leading new discoveries that address the grand challenges confronting our society. Collectively, as both scholars and practitioners, Berkeley Social Welfare continues to have a significant, positive impact on the common good across many social issues and populations in need.
School of Social Welfare
The university awarded Professor Kurt Organista for his mentoring work to nurture and enhance the scholarship of our richly diverse students in social welfare and across campus.
Berkeley Social Welfare’s newly established Latinx Center of Excellence (LCOE) honored 20 M.S.W. students for their demonstrated passion and experience serving Latinx communities, motivation to provide behavioral health care in various settings, and bilingualism in Spanish.