Our faculty, staff and students comprise a diverse community involved in a variety of research, evaluation, training, advocacy, and service activities that improve the lives of people in poor, urban populations.
Jane Addams Center for Social Policy and Research Heading link
The Jane Addams Center for Social Policy and Research Center engages in university-community partnerships to advance knowledge about effective social welfare policies, programs, and services and promote social, racial and economic justice. Center faculty and staff engage in public service and research activities to address the social conditions and needs of urban communities, families and children, especially those who are poor.
Training Institute for School Social Work Professionals Heading link
First developed in 2009, the goal of the Training Institute for School Social Work Professionals is to provide additional training for practicing school social works to keep them abreast of new innovations, and to introduce practitioners to evidence-informed approaches to enhance the quality of services they provide to elementary and high school students.