The Rutgers School of Social Work is home to several internationally-known centers and programs dedicated to creating positive social change. The faculty-led entities create spaces for converation, collaboration, hands-on training and research that leads to real and lasting changes in our communities.
Their core mission is to support and strengthen families and communities by increasing the capacity of human service professionals and organizations. They achieve this through a three-pronged approach that mirrors and supports the University’s mission of instruction, research, and public service.
- Training, technical assistance and professional development
- Applied research and evaluation
- Direct service and advocacy
Their mission is two-fold: to drive global decision-making on gambling-related issues by conducting strategic, non-partisan research and policymaking that is international and multidisciplinary, and to benefit individuals and families adversely affected by gambling problems by initiating innovative training and intervention programs.
Established in 2014, CLM seeks to bridge the discipline of social work with the fields of leadership and management from both academic and practice perspectives. We assist local, state, national, and global businesses, nonprofits, and governmental agencies in building their management and leadership talents. CLM is dedicated to capacity building, consultation, scholarship, and service activity across industries and sectors.
The Center for Prevention Science was established in 2016 with a focus on community-level approaches to prevention. Their mission is to develop and disseminate knowledge through research that builds the capacity of community-based organizations to create changes in public policy or environmental conditions that cause social and health disparities.
Founded in 2007, their mission is to work to eliminate physical, sexual, and other forms of violence against women and children and the power imbalances that permit them. They accomplish these goals through a collaborative approach that focuses on multidisciplinary research, education, and community engagement.
The Huamin Research Center was established in 2012 through collaboration between the Huamin Charity Foundation and Rutgers University, and is based out of Rutgers School of Social Work. The Center’s mission is to develop and disseminate knowledge through research and exchange that promotes professional development of nonprofit organizations and strengthens individual, family, and community well-being in China.
The Office works to bring the world into the classroom through global content that is infused throughout the curriculum as well as provided through specialized international education courses. They strive to expand international research, education, and service opportunities for students and faculty.