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School to launch social enterprise venture, The Middle Space

Professor Gary Nelson has long advocated for ideas that embrace social entrepreneurship and sustainable development. Now he and his colleagues are preparing to launch a new venture that they say will not only fill a community need but hopefully, bring in some additional funding that can be reinvested to help the UNC School of Social Work better meet its mission.


Experts gather at UNC to tackle “wicked problems” of child welfare

Dozens of child welfare experts gathered at the UNC School of Social Work recently, for the first in series of national meetings aimed at forging solutions to keep children safe and healthy.

Because of their complexity, the field has deemed certain challenges “wicked problems.” The term was coined to describe tricky policy problems that defy ordinary solutions.


Experts tackle “wicked problems” of child welfare

Dozens of child welfare experts will gather at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Feb. 22-23 (Wednesday and Thursday) for the first in series of national meetings aimed at forging solutions to keep children safe and healthy.

Because of their complexity, the field has deemed certain challenges “wicked problems.” The term was coined to describe tricky policy problems that defy ordinary solutions.


Lecture to reveal how cost-effectiveness can help secure funding for social programs

A lecture on "Using Evidence on Cost-Effectiveness to Guide Social Policy and Spending," featuring two prominent guest speakers, will be held on Wed., Feb. 22, from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in the School of Social Work's auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Read more


Project aims to help poor youth in Kenya

Six months ago, UNC’s School of Social Work partnered with the nonprofit Carolina for Kibera (CFK) to help some of Kenya’s poorest youth lift themselves out of poverty. Following a weeklong visit to Kibera last month, Gina Chowa, who is leading the joint venture, said she expects the project to kick off its pilot program by August of next year and then move forward with a full intervention program by 2013.