Graduate School of Social Work News
Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) faculty, staff, students, programs and community partners are making waves. Learn more about their research, accomplishments, outcomes and impact on social justice and social change.
In the recent Truth to Power workshop — part of GSSW’s Catalyst Series for Social Justice — participants learned to use personal storytelling for critical self-reflection and social justice advocacy.
Alumna Adrienne Martinez, director of Student and Career Services, has received a Champions of Change award for her work to foster a welcoming, inclusive environment at GSSW.
GSSW Prof. Jennifer Greenfield studies the health implications of paid medical leave and advocates for reform, including testifying in support of the Colorado Medical Leave Insurance Act (FAMLI).
GSSW Prof. Debora Ortega is looking at social work’s grand challenges through a critical race theory lens, aiming to address underlying issues such as systematic racism and white supremacy.
After nearly 20 years of impacting social change as a social worker, alumna Hope Errico Wisneski has returned to GSSW to impact change as the school’s new associate dean and chief of staff.
A unique interdisciplinary course takes social work graduate students to Chiapas, Mexico, to develop a holistic understanding of human rights, development, economic policy, culture and language.
For a decade, GSSW’s Social Work in Kenya course has prepared students to collaborate with local communities and organizations to improve the health of people, animals, and the environment.