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Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago carries the mission of Jane Addams and the Hull-House movement forward, adapting social work to the needs and realities of today's urban settings. As a premier institution for graduate study, the college is a recognized leader in social work research, education and service.

What's New

Baren's Prison Terminal receives Wilbur Award

Edgar Barens, Media Specialist at the Jane Addams Center for Social Policy and Research, has been awarded the Wilbur Award for his documentary Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall. The Religion Communicators Council Wilbur Award honors excellence by individuals in secular media - print and online journalism, book publishing, broadcasting, and motion pictures - in communicating religious issues, values and themes. Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall was nominated for the Academy Award and an International Documentary Association award in 2014. Read More...

Preparing Social Workers for Integrated Care

Associate Professor Sonya Leathers has been awarded a three year grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration to prepare social work students to provide evidence-informed behavioral health services to children and transition age youth in integrated care settings. The 33 MSW students who will participate in this educational program annually will receive supplemental training and will have a field placement in an integrated care setting.

News & Events

March is National Social Work Month

This year's theme is "Forging Solutions Out of Challenges." In recognition of Social Work Month, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Illinois Chapter is honoring the work of outstanding social workers and individuals whose work promotes social justice and social change with and on behalf of the people and clients they serve. One of our own is being honored this year with the NASW Illinois Chapter Lifetime Achievement Award. We congratulate Carol Goldbaum, PhD '88 for her exemplary career and contributions to social work as a clinician, educator, advocate, administrator, and activist in service to populations at the heart of the college's mission. For more information about the award and NASW Illinois Social Work Month activities, click here.

Families and Neighborhoods are key to Achievement

UIC News highlights a recent study suggesting that family support and safer neighborhoods may help to promote successful school achievement among urban youth in Chicago. Lead author and Assistant Professor Henrika McCoy tells UIC News, "The results of this study indicate that when youth in urban environments have supportive parents and feel safe in their neighborhoods, they are positive about their future and believe they can be successful in school." Read more...



March 21th - 25th Spring Break, No Classes
April 29 Spring semester classes end
May 6 Commencement

Academic Calendar 2015/2016

Annual Alumni Celebration
With special recognition for classes celebrating 5-year anniversaries
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Student Center East
Two new Alumni Award Recipients Announced
To be presented at the alumni celebration on April 28, 2016: Jane Addams Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
Jane Addams Rising Alumni Award

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