Executive Director’s Holiday Season Message

Executive Director’s Holiday Season Message

By Janlee Wong, NASW-CA Executive Director

As we celebrate this holiday, all social workers should exercise lots of self care, being with family and friends, pets and nature.  Enjoy a nice meal and some fun entertainment.  My family and I saw the Nutcracker and Charlie Brown’s Christmas in DC.  The highlight was the National “Zoo ..Read More…

Member Highlight Nominations Now Open

As we prepare to go into a new year, NASW-CA Chapter wants to recognize social workers that live and exemplify our mission. If you know someone at your job site, internship, school, or even a friend that you believe should be highlighted, let us know!

As we enter a new decade, we want to give ..Read More…

Executive Director’s Message: Remembering Congressman Elijah Cummings

Congressman Elijah Cummings

By: Janlee Wong, NASW-CA Executive Director

Born in Baltimore, son of sharecroppers, Mr. Cummings graduated from a Baltimore high school in 1969, then from Howard University in 1973 and the University of Maryland School of Law in 1976.  His political career included the Maryland General Assembly and then in 1996 being ..Read More…

Executive Director’s Message: Gratitude to Our News Editor

By Janlee Wong, MSW

Lisa Kopochinski, NASWCA’s longtime News Editor, is leaving after 11 years of dedicated service to the Chapter. When Lisa started, NASWCA was still publishing a paper newspaper that was mailed to members.  The format was newsprint tabloid size 11 inches by 17 inches and only a few printing companies could print ..Read More…

Executive Director’s Message: Gilroy Shooting

By Janlee Wong, MSW, NASWCA Executive Director

Sadly, mass shootings, as well as gun violence in general, have become commonplace, and too frequent in the U.S. and around the world.  Some say it’s been normalized, spread by the Internet and social media. Others include such reasons as the widespread proliferation of guns despite continuing gun ..Read More…

Executive Director’s Message: Remembering Kurt Wellman

By Janlee Wong, NASWCA Executive Director

Kurt Wellman passed away late last year and when the NASW-CA family learned of his passing, many of us were deeply saddened. I first met Kurt as a very energetic BSW student at San Diego State University (SDSU). You couldn’t miss Kurt. He was an older student who ..Read More…

Message from the Executive Director: Understanding Each Other

By Janlee Wong, MSW

The current controversy involving the incident with the Covington Catholic High School students, the Black Hebrew Israelites and Native Americans mirrors the political and racial divisions in our country today. High school students in Washington DC for a pro-life march, encounter others who are also expressing their opinion and views in ..Read More…

A Message from the NASW-CA Board President

By Dr. Sylvester Bowie

This is my first opportunity to say Happy Thanksgiving as your chapter president and board chair. While some of our members have had their faith tested as they have faced challenges including fires, unhealthy air, school closure and other activities that might question the desire to give thanks.

There is ..Read More…