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Hotep and Greetings!

Thank you for visiting the National Association of Black Social Workers – Chicago Chapter’s website. Here, you will learn more about our history, the guiding principles that lead our service, and our upcoming events.

NABSW-Chicago was organized in 1969 – just one year after the NABSW founding – by 11 dedicated and devoted social workers. As a local affiliate of the National Association of Black Social Workers, we advocate for social change, justice and human development of African people in the United States and throughout the world. NABSW-Chicago is comprised of social work students and seasoned practitioners of African ancestry who continue the struggle for justice and freedom.

In addition to persistently pursuing the elevation of Black people, NABSW-Chicago provides intensive training through a variety of workshops, seminars, and conferences. By sharing knowledge, we improve services to those we aid. We aim to promote our community’s welfare, survival, and liberation as well as advocate for social change at all levels of government.

From 1969 until today, we remain unyielding in impacting critical services, keeping our eyes upon African-centered thought and practices, and confronting the many and continual challenges antagonizing our communities.

Membership information – including meeting information – is available here as is the opportunity to subscribe to our listserv. As a member of NABSW-Chicago you will have an opportunity to network with other, like-minded professionals as we advocate for policies, programs and practices to enhance the African-American family. Please join us!

If you have questions about NABSW-Chicago, please feel free to contact us by phone, mail or email.

Harambee! (Let Us Pull Together)



Jataun J. William, AM, LCSW | Chicago Chapter
President '12-'14

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