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Welcome to the School of Social Work Blog

Stay connected! This is a great place to learn more about our distinguished faculty, students and alumni. Get insights of the study abroad programs, conferences, publications, events and other additional programs. This platform will help give you a closer look of our on-campus and external activities. Stay tuned! If you are interested to growth your professional network, …
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Building Relationships, Understandings, Competencies, and Solidarity

This spring and summer Loyola BSW, MSW, Anthropology, and Stritch School of Medicine students participated in several migration-focused immersion programs with students from the Univeridad Iberoamericana-Mexico City and the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente, ITESO. The immersion programs took place on the Mexico/U.S. border and in Mexico City and Chicago with the …
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Study Abroad: Rome 2019

During the 2019 summer session, twelve MSW students participated a study abroad course in Loyola University Chicago’s John Felice Rome Center from 6/14 to 6/29.   Lead by Professors Caleb Kim and Ivan Medina, participating students learned about Italian social work practices, social policies for migrants and refugees, and cultural diversity by visiting diverse social service …
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Chai & Chat WTC

The University’s Global Engagement Program presents: Chai & Chat WTC. This program offered by the Office of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS). Chai & Chat WTC is a space for Loyola’s F-1 students, J-1 scholars, and H-1B employees to connect with one another, but ALL Loyolans are welcome! If you are interested in making …
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BRAVE Summer Camp 2019

The purpose of the BRAVE (Building Resilience Against Violence Engagement) project is to develop and implement a comprehensive, innovative, evidence-based, community-focused, culturally and linguistically appropriate “BRAVE Violence Prevention and Crime Reduction Model” for minority youth that can be readily replicated and utilized in African American, Hispanic and Asian American youth. The project is targeting 100 …
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Innovating Hope.

Welcome to a new academic year at Loyola University Chicago and your journey through the School of Social Work to be this generation’s Innovators of Hope. Innovation is not limited to the apples’, googles’, and the amazons’ of the world. The spirit of innovation is within each and every one of us. The ability to …
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Carthage Class of 2019!

On Sunday, August 11, 2019 twenty-one Loyola students received their MSW degrees at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI. This ceremony was especially meaningful as it was the last graduating cohort from the Loyola MSW Program at Carthage College. The partnership between the School of Social Work and Carthage was established in 2001, and, as a …
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Annual Ignatian Service Day

Loyola hosted its annual Ignatian Service Day on Friday, July 26. MSW student, David Wilson, showed his support at the HHCD Lawson House where he is also completing his internship. (Pictured left to right: Loyola staff volunteer, David Wilson, Lawson House resident, and Loyola staff volunteer).

Partnership, Community Collaboration & Youth Mentoring

A youth-led community forum in partnership with Bright Star Church of Bronzeville was held to share research findings from the Saving Lives, Inspiring Youth Cross-age Mentoring Program.  The program, funded by the Department of Justice and After School Matters and located in four high-poverty, high-crime communities in Chicago, empowered high school youth to mentor community …
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