Washington University School of Social Work to inaugurate the Alliance for Building Capacity April 9

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

Jewelle Taylor Gibbs, Ph.D., Washington University Distinguished Visiting Scholar and professor emerita at the University of California at Berkeley School of Social Welfare, is the featured speaker, and will speak on “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 them 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,” says 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 the fall of 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 on June 27 and a course on program evaluation.

For more information or to RSVP for the event call ABC at 314-935-6661.