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Media contact: Karen Kornegay, Director of External Communications and Marketing, 919-962-1532


You're Invited: UNC SSW Macro Night at American Underground

Come to UNC SSW Macro Night at American Underground on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 (6-8 p.m.) to enjoy fun and inspiring activities:

  • Network with old and new friends
  • Get an update on our SSW program in refugee mental health and wellness from assistant professor Josh Hinson
  • Tour our Social Innovation Lab in the American Underground campus, known as the "start-up hub of the South" (tours offered 5:30-6 p.m.)
  • Meet our new dean, Gary Bowen
  • Enjoy hors d'oeuvres as our guest (cash bar available)

This is a "can't-miss" event for SSW alumni. Join us at the American Underground campus (201 W. Main St., Durham, N.C. -- there are several parking decks and lots in the area). See you there!

Update: UNC Social Work Challenge

refugee with suitcase


Generous donors raised more than $20,000 during March (National Social Work Month) for the "Now More Than Ever: UNC Social Work Challenge," supporting the work of assistant professor Josh Hinson and UNC School of Social Work students with refugee populations in North Carolina.

Thank you for helping expand services provided by the Refugee Mental Health & Wellness Program in North Carolina!

Free camp directory for children with special needs

The Family Support Program, offered through the UNC School of Social Work, works with families, communities and service providers to promote and support families with children who have special needs. Each year, the Family Support Program compiles a directory of summer camp programs that serve these children. The 2017 Summer Camp Directory is available now, and it’s free — parents can download the PDF file directly from this web page.

1988 alumnus named NASW-NC Social Worker of the Year

Congratulations to Drew Pledger, North Carolina Social Worker of the Year! Drew coordinates mental health services for Wake County Public School System and earned his MSW here in 1988. Learn more.

Harambee celebration set for Feb. 21, 2017

Playing drums at Harambee

Drum performances are popular with Harambee audiences!

The UNC School of Social Work's Black Student Caucus, International Caucus and Latinx Caucus are presenting the School's annual Harambee celebration on Feb. 21, 2017. The event provides an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to share their cultures through presentations, food and live performances. Everyone is invited! This event will take place in the 5th Floor Lounge, 12 noon-2 p.m.