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Student Spotlight: Emily Padilla, MSW Candidate 2019, University of California, Los Angeles

How did you become interested in pursuing social work?

When I started working in low-income schools in Spokane, WA, my students taught me about resiliency and perseverance. I really bonded with them and wanted to be an ally and advocate. I’ve been a social worker ever since.

What area of social work are you ..Read More…

Submit Your Social Worker Nominations!

Every year, the California Chapter of NASW honors individuals who have made significant contributions to social work. It’s time to submit your nominations!

These include social workers who have performed outstanding work in the past few years (Social Worker of the Year); social workers who have a lifetime of major achievements (Lifetime Award); non-social workers ..Read More…

Six Social Workers Inducted into the California Social Work Hall of Distinction



By Judith Lipsett

Members of the Hall of Distinction Committee at 2016 induction celebration.  Left to right front row Janlee Wong, Benjamin Cuellar, Suzanne Dworak-Peck, Nancy Lim-Yee, Esther Gillies. Back row: Joseph Nunn, Catharine Ralph, Colleen Friend Not pictured: Frances Caple, Kim Gaghagen, Anita Harbert, Jim Kelly, Peter Lee. PHOTO CREDIT: Amy Tierney/Thrive Images ..Read More…

Nominations Being Accepted for California Social Work Hall of Distinction

Who’s Your Hero?


The California Social Welfare Archives (CSWA) is accepting nominations for the 2019 induction class of the California Social Work Hall of Distinction.

Social workers who receive this distinguished recognition are, or were: 1) original founders of the profession by virtue of developing standards or programs; 2) those who made ..Read More…

Sylvester Bowie Presented with Certificate for the Chapter


From left to right: Janlee Wong (NASW-CA Executive Director), Christa Tipton, Ruby Guillen, and Sylvester Bowie.

At the NASW-CA Board meeting on October 27,  Ruby Guillen and Christa Tipton of the Technology Council were honored to present a framed certificate of appreciation to NASW-CA Board President Sylvester Bowie from United ..Read More…

Empower your Community to Vote! 



Spread the word about free and discounted rides to the polls on  November 6!



#VoteTogether and Democracy Works


Important Dates:

October 8: first day of early and vote-by-mail voting October 22: Voter registration deadline October 23 – November 6: Conditional voter registration available at vote centers and county election offices October ..Read More…

Media Alert: Sacramento Author Book Release



For Immediate Release:

“Squatter’s Gold” a debut novel of fiction by long-time Sacramento homeless and affordable housing advocate Tim Brown, was published in July 2018 by This Sacramento story of homelessness, treasure and murder begins with an historic prologue about 1850 Sacramento, the gold rush and the historic Squatter’s Riots.

The ..Read More…