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Historical Social Work- Shirt Campaign

Monday, September 9, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Danielle Smith
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Honor Social Work and Our Greats

Social work is a dynamic profession with a profound history. Honor that history- and our future- by purchasing our limited-edition shirts. These shirts are available for purchase from September 9- September 23. If you purchase a shirt it will be mailed to you on October 1. Don't miss out!

These shirts are one-of-a-kind, illustrated portraits of three heroes of social work- Jane AddamsWhitney Young, and Frances Perkins. All shirts are available in multiple colors, sizes, and types (including a sweatshirt). The front features a black and white portrait of the social worker and the back has the NASW Ohio logo at the top.


Your purchase supports NASW in meeting our mission to continue the legacy of social work into the future.



Jane Addams


 Considered to be the 'mother' of social work, Jane Addams started the settlement house movement in the United States, laid the ground-work of professionalism in social work practice, and won the Nobel Peace Prize.





















Frances Perkins



Frances Perkins was most notably the first Secretary of the Department of Labor when President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the department. She championed the social programs of the New Deal, transformed workplace safety, and created the pathways for many future social welfare programs.




















Whitney Young


Whitney Young was a major leader of the American Civil Rights movement of the 1950's and 1960's. He was the Executive Director of the National Urban League and served as President of NASW from 1969 to 1971.

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