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Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago carries the mission of Jane Addams and the Hull-House movement forward, adapting social work to the needs and realities of today's urban settings. As a premier institution for graduate study, the college is a recognized leader in social work research, education and service.

What's New

Baren's Prison Terminal receives Wilbur Award

Edgar Barens, Media Specialist at the Jane Addams Center for Social Policy and Research, has been awarded the Wilbur Award for his documentary Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall. The Religion Communicators Council Wilbur Award honors excellence by individuals in secular media - print and online journalism, book publishing, broadcasting, and motion pictures - in communicating religious issues, values and themes. Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall was nominated for the Academy Award and an International Documentary Association award in 2014. Read More...

Preparing Social Workers for Integrated Care

Associate Professor Sonya Leathers has been awarded a three year grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration to prepare social work students to provide evidence-informed behavioral health services to children and transition age youth in integrated care settings. The 33 MSW students who will participate in this educational program annually will receive supplemental training and will have a field placement in an integrated care setting.

News & Events

Families and Neighborhoods are key to Achievement

UIC News highlights a recent study suggesting that family support and safer neighborhoods may help to promote successful school achievement among urban youth in Chicago. Lead author and Assistant Professor Henrika McCoy tells UIC News, "The results of this study indicate that when youth in urban environments have supportive parents and feel safe in their neighborhoods, they are positive about their future and believe they can be successful in school." Read more...



April 9 Karen Honig Memorial Lecture, Student Services Building, 4:00-6:00 PM
May 1 Last day of classes for the Spring semester
May 8 Commencement, UIC Pavilion, 9:00 AM

Google Doodle - Jane Addams' 153rd Birthday
The 21st Karen Honig Memorial Lecture will be held on Thursday, April 9, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Student Services Building, Meeting Rooms A, B, and C., 1200 W. Harrison St., Chicago. Dr. Richard Gelles, former Dean of the School of Social Policy and Practice and The Joanne and Raymond Welsh Chair of Child Welfare and Family Violence in the School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania, will deliver this year's lecture. Click here to RSVP.