Social Work Department

Social Work is a professional art, based on an eclectic, scientific body of theory, incorporating practice, knowledge, and skill, and fused to specific ethics with inherent social value assumptions. The profession is oriented toward helping in the resolution of diverse individual and social problems, the provision for meeting broad human and community needs, and the enhancement of personal or social functioning. The primary goal of the social work program is to prepare students for beginning professional generalist social work practice.

News

Blakely Gift Provides Scholarships and Emergency Funding for UM-Flint Students

Blakely Gift Provides Scholarships and Emergency Funding for UM-Flint Students

The University of Michigan-Flint announced today the first phase of funding from a gift bequeathed by Associate Professor Everett Jordon Blakely. Blakely taught in the Social Work Department for twenty-three years prior to his death in 2013.

UM-Flint Joins Effort to Raise Funding to Eliminate Homelessness with Soup Per Bowl Event

UM-Flint Joins Effort to Raise Funding to Eliminate Homelessness with Soup Per Bowl Event

The entire community is invited to Soup Per Bowl to help raise money for the Homeless Prevention Endowment Fund. The event will take place on Friday, January 30, from 4-7 p.m. at the Center for Hope, 517 East 5th Avenue.

UM-Flint Students Team Up with Community Photographers to “Change the World”

UM-Flint Students Team Up with Community Photographers to “Change the World”

Two UM-Flint classes have teamed up to showcase the photography and lives of people that utilize Catholic Charities' Center for Hope. Students are also developing ideas for a social media campaign to raise money for the center.

Olivia P. Maynard and S. Olof Karlstrom Add Tuition and Travel Funds for UM-Flint Social Work Students

Olivia P. Maynard and S. Olof Karlstrom Add Tuition and Travel Funds for UM-Flint Social Work Students

Through the generosity of Olivia P. Maynard and S. Olof Karlstrom new funds have been established to provide support for tuition and conference travel for students in the University of Michigan-Flint Department of Social Work.

The Soup Per Bowl: A Community Event Like No Other

Last week’s Soup Per Bowl event was the second of its kind and brought over 260 people together to raise money for the Flint Homeless Endowment Fund. The crowd doubled the turn-out for the first event, helping spread the word about homelessness prevention to a wider community than ever before. Hosted at the Catholic Charities Center for Hope, attendees purchased handmade ceramic bowls and could try over 10 different soups made by local restaurants and community members...