CHICAGO- ABSW (1969)
Chicago ABSW was organized in 1969 – just one year after NABSW was founded – by 11 dedicated and devoted social workers. The chapter is notable in the area for championing issues in child welfare, providing institutes and conferences on local concerns and more recently focusing on the professional development of the African American practitioner. Chicago ABSW has done local cable TV programming, participated in the largest African American back to school parade called Bud Biliken and recently endeavored to develop test preparation for licensure exams to enhance the number of African American professionals in more decision making capacities in areas that matter for the broader African American community.
Chicago ABSW has filmed a documentary on the chapter's history and they maintain a web and Facebook page. The chapter continues pushing to be more technologically savvy through social media, automated payment systems and keeping members alerted to job opportunities and other relevant information through an exclusive listserv group.
Excellent job Chicago ABSW!
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