Alliance for Building Capacity program inaugurated by GWB

The George Warren Brown School of Social Work will inaugurate its program “Alliance for Building Capacity” (ABC) with a celebration from 5-6:30 p.m. April 9 in Brown Hall Lounge.

Featured speaker Jewelle Taylor Gibbs, Ph.D., Washington University distinguished visiting scholar and professor emerita at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare, will address “Cultural Competency and Agency Practice: Challenge or Opportunity.”

ABC’s mission is to build the capacity of St. Louis nonprofit organizations to serve the community more effectively by providing education, training, consultation, referrals, and a link to the valuable resources of GWB, Washington University and the social work profession.

“Our highest priority is to serve the community-based social service agencies,” said Barbara Levin, ABC program coordinator. “We envision a vibrant St. Louis community continually strengthening its capacity to meet the needs of individuals, families and neighborhoods.”

Groundwork for ABC, formerly known as the Technical Assistance Program, began in fall 2002. To date, ABC has co-sponsored a workshop on program evaluation and a course for social work practitioners on evidence-based practice.

Upcoming events include a Fundraising Basics Workshop June 27 and a course on program evaluation.

For more information or to R.S.V.P. for the April 9 event, call ABC at 935-6661.