Whitney M. Young, Jr., School of Social Work
The Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University (CAU) advances the ideals of economic and social justice, through an enriched curriculum, innovative research and transformative community engagement.
With origins dating back to 1920, the School prepares culturally competent social work professionals guided by its unique legacy and Afrocentric perspective. Leveraging this convergence of culture and service, the School produces dynamic leaders in the field, who are committed to enhancing the well-being and equitable treatment of diverse individuals and communities; and driving good works for a better world.
The School is the nation’s first accredited school of social work at a historically black college or university (HBCU) and is named in honor of its first Dean, noted social reformer and civil rights leader, Whitney M. Young Jr.
In 2020, the Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work will celebrate its 100th Anniversary. In honor of this historic milestone, CAU is planning a year-long series of events that promises to engage, enlighten and inspire the social work profession.
Message from the Dean
Welcome to the Whitney M. Young Jr., School of Social Work (WMYJSSW) at Clark Atlanta University (CAU). We prepare students to address complex Human and social issues that confronts today’s society.
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