School of Social Work

Gina Chowa with Ebrahim Rasool, South Africa’s ambassador to the United States, in Washington, D.C.

Chowa Planning Study to Address Youth Unemployment in South Africa

October 10, 2013

Assistant Professor Gina Chowa is leading a planning grant to develop a large-scale experimental study to address youth unemployment in South Africa. With a grant funded by the Ford Foundation, Chowa and doctoral student Rainier Masa are collaborating with the University of Johannesburg to develop a youth asset and workforce development demonstration project. The project will examine what works… Read more »

Natasha Holt

Student Spends Summer in Bangkok as Rotary Peace Fellow

September 24, 2013

Hailing from Victoria, Australia, UNC School of Social Work master’s student Natasha Holt developed a passion for social justice as a child, listening to the stories of her family who had experienced injustice living in Russia and Ukraine. As a young person she explored social and youth issues within her community by creating a radio program, and… Read more »

Elise Keefe, Nicole Pertl, Charissa Gray and Irene Zipper in Porto, Portugal.

School of Social Work Students’ Summer Work Spans the Globe

August 20, 2013

Doctoral student Sarah Dababnah, MPH, MSW, LCSWA, had two articles recently accepted for publication. One is a paper written with former UNC School of Social Work faculty member Susan Parish on issues facing Palestinian families with kids with autism in theWest Bank. It was funded partially through School of Social Work by Anne-Linda Furstenberg Award for Qualitative Research… Read more »

Jack Richman in China

Richman Teaches and Develops Partnerships in China

April 24, 2013

UNC School of Social Work Dean Jack Richman recently returned from a 10-day trip to China as part of an ongoing partnership with several international peers to share academic research and training. Richman, who visited Shanghai from March 16-26, was invited to teach three MSW classes at East China University of Science and Technology, School of Social… Read more »

David Ansong and Mat Despard

Project Helps Young Kenyans Overcome Poverty

October 10, 2012

Next year, youth in Nairobi, Kenya are expected to receive job training and asset-saving skills that social work researchers say may be the lifeline these young people need to help lift themselves out of poverty. The youth, mainly 16- to 24-year-olds, are expected participants in a UNC School of Social Work collaborative project that aims… Read more »