Caring for the Community

Members of the UM-Flint Social Work Department are actively engaged in the Flint and surrounding communities through field work, organized community dialogues, volunteer projects, and community program development focused on long-term impacts. The Social Work Department recognizes the hardships stemming from the Flint water crisis and other complex social issues. Through community engagement, the department continues to focus on helping Flint residents move forward and to build a stronger voice for all of those affected by the water crisis and other issues that impact the community. 

Community Engagement

A Champion for Children

Kasie Nickel-White has been nominated for a Children’s Campion Award, the Roy E. Peterson Caring Adult Award, which recognized her work to improve the quality of life of children and families in Genesee County. She will be recognized at Priority Children's 23rd Annual Children’s Champion Awards Breakfast in Flint.

Social Work Town Hall Addresses Flint Water Crisis

Social work students from the University of Michigan-Flint and Touro College in New York convened during a second virtual town hall meeting to discuss the Flint water crisis and solutions through a social work lens.

group of visiting students

Water Crisis Sparks National Conversation with UM-Flint Social Work Town Hall

Social work students from the University of Utah and Touro College in New York gathered to discuss the Flint water crisis during a UM-Flint virtual town hall meeting. Students and faculty hope to continue the conversation and further support the city of Flint.

UM-Flint Social Work Alumnus Reflects on Impact of Water Crisis on His Family

May 2016 UM-Flint Social Work graduate Charles Banks and his family were interviewed by World Channel and Detroit Public Television for Local, USA about their experiences living the Flint Water Crisis. Click here to view the video.


Todd Womack with his class at Civic Park

UM-Flint Social Work Programs Impact North Flint Residents

UM-Flint social work faculty and students interact with local community members through meaningful course projects and community-based programs.