Educating Professionals, Strengthening Families, Supporting Agencies

The NC Child Welfare Collaborative is a program designed to provide educational and financial support to BSW and MSW students who are interested in working in public child welfare in North Carolina upon graduation. Funded by a combination of state and federal funds, the Collaborative program is active in 15 social work education programs across the state.

Note: our website is being updated, so please excuse the minimal information that is currently available on this site. We would like to provide you with the information you are seeking. For general or administrative information about the Collaborative, contact the Collaborative's Business Services Coordinator Gwen Ricks at (919) 966-5465 or send an email to

If you are a student who has been accepted to or is enrolled in a participating social work program, contact your school for more information about how to apply to the Collaborative.