About Us

We strive to be a model urban, professional school in partnership with active community agencies, working to effectively collaborate and sustain a safe, more economically secure and socially just quality of life.

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Cherry Hall, Room 225
5030 Cherry St.
Kansas City, MO 64110


Our Mission

To prepare competent, advanced, generalist social work practitioners to meet the needs of multicultural, diverse populations in a dynamic Midwestern metropolitan context; to be culturally proficient, ethical leaders and service providers engaged in knowledge-driven, interprofessional, multisystemic, community-based practice; to advocate for social and economic justice, enhance human well-being and support individuals’ capacity to address their own needs.

Our Purpose

The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed and living in poverty. A historic and defining feature of social work is the profession’s focus on individual well-being in a social context and the well-being of society. Fundamental to social work is attention to the environmental forces that create, contribute to and address problems in living.

Social workers promote social justice and social change with and on behalf of clients, who are individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. Social workers are sensitive to cultural and ethnic diversity and strive to end discrimination, oppression, poverty and other forms of social injustice. These activities may be in the form of direct practice, community organizing, supervision, consultation administration, advocacy, social and political action, policy development and implementation, education, and research and evaluation. Social workers seek to enhance the capacity of people to address their own needs. Social workers also seek to promote the responsiveness of organizations, communities and other social institutions to individuals’ needs and social problems.

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