Child well-being experts from research, practice, and policy come together at Bright Futures Ahead panel

The room was buzzing with ideas and inspiration last Tuesday night when the Clark-Fox Policy Institute hosted Bright Futures Ahead: Essential Techniques and Policies for Supporting and Uplifting Today’s Youth. The event brought together child well-being experts from research, policy, and practice to discuss how we can work together to improve child well-being in St. […]

St. Louis policy leader Mallory Rusch shares lessons learned with Graduate Policy Scholars

Mallory Rusch, Executive Director of Empower Missouri, joined Gary Parker, Director of the Clark-Fox Policy Institute, and students from the Graduate Policy Scholars program on Friday, November 17th for an intimate conversation over pizza. Mallory shared stories of her biggest policy wins and losses and how she works to advance progressive legislation in a conservative […]

2023 Racial Equity Summit Sparks Ideas and Builds Momentum for Change

The 2023 St. Louis Racial Equity Summit brought together more than 750 advocates, activists, and allies committed to addressing systemic inequities from education to housing to healthcare and beyond. For three days, attendees explored the theme of “Together We Rise: The Power of Community,” featuring thought-provoking presentations and conversations focused on the signature priorities of […]

2023 MACRO United Conference A Huge Success

For many, it was a reunion, for others an opportunity to forge new connections. The Brown School at Washington University recently played host to the 2023 MACRO United Conference and Teaching Institute, a four-day event that brought together over 90 social work faculty, students, and practitioners from across the United States.  Co-sponsored by the Clark-Fox Policy Institute, […]

Social Work Responds to the Election

Thursday November 17, 202212:30pm-2:00pm CST; 1:30pm-3:00pm A panel of political social workers will discuss outcomes from the 2022 midterm elections and their implications for social workers, our constituents, and the nation. We will look at voting patterns by various segments of the population (e.g. gender, ethnicity, age, education, etc.). We will also discuss what we […]

Beyond a seat at the table

Lakeya Cherry, DSW, MSSWMike Spencer, PHDDana Toppel, LCSWDaniel Jacobson López, PhD, MSW, LCSWClaude A. Robinson Jr. [Recording available here] Intentionally and authentically leaning into the practice of inclusion empowers, amplifies, and honors the voices around the table to foster the power of collaboration and innovation for maximum impact. Join this panel of experts as they […]

Voting is Social Work: Researchers Speak Out

Voting is social work. Sept 13, 2022. Macro Social Work

Tuesday, September 13, 202212:30pm — 2:00pm CST1:30pm — 3:00pm EST Because social workers sit at the intersection of the individual and society, we are well positioned to register people to vote and encourage civic participation. This panel of social work researchers discusses innovative ways to increase the voter engagement — needed today more than ever […]

Power of 3, A Voting Is Social Work Campaign

Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 1:00-2:30pm (ET) This webinar can be viewed on our Open Classroom page on YouTube. Macro United presents the Power of 3 Campaign, A Voting is Social Work Webinar Event. Save the date for Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 12:00-1:30 (CST), 1:00-2:30pm (ET). Presented by:Mimi Abromovitz, PhDBertha Capen Reynolds Professor of Social Work, Silberman School […]

Structural Change in Action

Structural Change In Action, July 19, 2022. Power of Macro Social Work

A Webinar Series Produced By Leading Macro Social Work Organizations Watch the Structural Change in Action webinar here. Tuesday, July 19, 202212:30pm — 1:30pm CST 1:30pm —  2:30pm EST Featuring the recipient of the Inaugural 2022 Jack Rothman Award for Structural ChangeBobbie SackmanFair Pay for Home Care: Campaign of the New York Caring Majority (NYCM) Bobbie […]