School of Social Work
The UNC School of Social Work could soon be expanding its reach into Latin America, thanks to a potential partnership with the Galapagos Science Center, a joint effort between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) in Ecuador.
Faculty members from the UNC School of Social Work are helping a task force from the nation of Uzbekistan to prevent children from being placed inappropriately in residential care, such as orphanages. From April 29 to May 2, 2019, the school is hosting the task force for a series of speakers, tours, discussions and work… Read more »
Gina Chowa, director of UNC’s Global Social Development Innovations (GSDI) research center, is considered a pioneer in global intervention research, due to her groundbreaking work on the effects of asset ownership on youth and families in resource-limited countries. Her projects focus on developing holistic and impactful interventions that positively affect root causes of poverty and… Read more »
In this new role, Chowa, an associate professor and director of Global Social Development Innovations at Carolina, will be responsible for creating and advancing the School’s vision for making an impact around the world and for leading and coordinating the efforts needed to fulfill the University’s overall global strategic plan and initiatives, said Dean Gary L. Bowen.
Dean Gary Bowen and Professor Emeritus Dennis Orthner, both of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work (SSW), traveled to Israel in March 2018 at the invitation of Noya Baram, senior program director for youth employment and entrepreneurship, JDC Ashalim. They provided consultation on the implementation of the CareerStart program… Read more »
Triangle Community Foundation is awarding a $14,620 grant to the UNC Refugee Wellness Collaborative, which is based in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work and supports mental health and wellness services for refugees living in the Triangle. “We are most grateful,” said Josh Hinson, program director and a clinical assistant… Read more »
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work faculty and Chinese social work professionals continue to work together to strengthen the developing field of intervention research and social work practice in China. Professor Mimi Chapman, assistant professor Paul Lanier and research associate professor Steve Day recently returned from a trip to Shanghai,… Read more »
More than 40 economic, nonprofit and policy leaders and practitioners from around the globe will gather in October for a three-day symposium to officially launch the opening of Global Social Development Innovations (GSDI) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The new research center is based within the School of Social Work and aims to… Read more »
Although numerous public and private agencies are working to solve youth unemployment in Africa – a massive problem that affects tens of millions of young people – many of the efforts lack coordination, and in some cases, interventions have never been evaluated to determine if they are making a difference. Associate professor Gina Chowa and… Read more »
As a high school senior, Alice Keyes was thrilled when she landed an internship with a small local newspaper in Black Mountain, just east of Asheville where she lived. For as long as she could remember, Keyes had dreamed of being a journalist. So when the chance emerged to kick-start her writing career before leaving… Read more »