We live in an increasingly interdependent global community. With this growing connectivity and absence of geographic borders comes responsibility. Our role as social workers is to promote the mutually reinforcing goals of community development and community empowerment. We must all work collectively to strengthen the impact of social work in a global context, especially amidst the economic, political, cultural and social influences shaping contemporary societies.
The Office of Global and Community Initiatives (OGCI) is taking an innovative approach to tackling social issues faced in the social work profession, OGCI ensures students and faculty are engaged globally and locally across universities, projects and social issues. Considering that people are at the forefront of all that we do as social workers, OGCI connects scholars and researchers with like-minded opportunities for collaboration, research and joint projects that directly impact communities.