Dr. Park Neung-hoo, Minister of Health and Welfare of South Korea, has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Elise and Walter A. Haas International Award. UC Berkeley's Haas International Award Committee bestows this award annually to a Cal alum who is a native, citizen and resident of a...Read more about Park Neung-hoo (PhD ‘98) honored with Elise and Walter A. Haas International Award
She's on Fire: Esmeralda Cortez Rosales (BASW ‘19) wants to empower young women to find their political voice
South Korea’s Health Minister, Park Neunghoo (PhD '98) on How His Country Is Beating Coronavirus Without a Lockdown
South Korea's response to COVID-19 has been globally recognized as a model for effective containment of the virus balanced with respect for civil liberties. Alum Park Neunghoo (PhD '98), South Korea's Minister of Health and Welfare, answers questions about his country's...Read more about South Korea’s Health Minister, Park Neunghoo (PhD '98) on How His Country Is Beating Coronavirus Without a Lockdown
Ruth White (PhD '02) appeared on KRON today to give pragmatic advice on managing stress and maintaining your emotional health during COVID-19. Read more about Alum in the news: Ruth White (PhD '02) on managing stress during COVID-19
Alum Kimberley Johnson (BASW '98 ) confirmed as director of California Department of Social Services
Kimberley Johnson (BASW '98 ) was unanimously confirmed by the State Senate today as director of the California Department of Social Services. We are proud to have a graduate of our program leading California's Child Welfare system!Read more about Alum Kimberley Johnson (BASW '98 ) confirmed as director of California Department of Social Services
Congratulations to Margaret Libby (MSW '01), recipient of a James Irvine Foundation Leadership award for her work with MyPath, a nonprofit that provides youth from low-income communities with resources for financial stability and economic inclusion.Read more about Alum Margaret Libby (MSW '01) honored for work on economic inclusion for youth
Peter Radu (MSW/MPP '16), who previously served as Homeless Services Coordinator for the City of Berkeley, has been named Homeless Policy Director for the City of Oakland. Radu will serve as Mayor Libby Schaaf's chief policy advisor to address the city's homeless crisis. He will also serve...Read more about Alumnus Peter Radu (MSW/MPP '16) named Oakland's new Homeless Policy Director
Mu Sochua (MSW '81), one of the most prominent women in Cambodian national politics, returns to Cambodia despite probable imprisonment as the Vice President of the outlawed Cambodia National Rescue Party.Read more about Alumni in the News: Mu Sochua (MSW '81), VP of outlawed opposition party, returns to Cambodia
Meeting Greg Evans (MSW '86) in the high-rise office of the McGuireWoods law firm in downtown San Francisco, you wouldn't guess that he opened his first law office in a homeless shelter. As a law student in South Bend, Indiana, he had worked with the school's Dean and the community to open a...Read more about Law in Service to the Public Good: Greg Evans (MSW '86)
Ella Callow, this year's commencement speaker for Berkeley Social Welfare, has spent her career tackling one of the central questions of inclusion. "How do barriers impact the well-being of individuals with disabilities? And how can the system better serve these families so that we're being...Read more about Commencement Speaker Ella Callow (BA '97)
"I'll admit it — I had preconceived notions about Sammie when I first met her."
Jill Duerr-Berrick, School of Social Welfare faculty and Zellerbach Family Foundation Professor, recalls the first time she saw Sammie Gilmore seated toward the front of her classroom...Read more about Building a “Prison-to-School” Pipeline: Sammie Gilmore Flips the Narrative
Health and Welfare Minister Park Neunghoo (PhD '98) on promoting policies that benefit children and the elderly in South Korea
Dr. Park Neunghoo (PhD ’98) remembers the day — it was February 22, 1998 to be exact — that he earned his doctoral degree in social welfare from the University of California, Berkeley. Having completed his...Read more about Health and Welfare Minister Park Neunghoo (PhD '98) on promoting policies that benefit children and the elderly in South Korea
When Steven Czifra (MSW ’20) arrived on the Berkeley campus, his humble intent was to earn his BA in English — a goal he met in 2015 — and continue on to a doctoral program in the same field. “My whole plan,” he says, “was to get through here without being noticed.”
Everything Barbara Lee (MSW '75) does – be it campaigning against poverty, advocating for AIDS research, or voting against giving the President the power to declare war – is informed by the social work values she learned at the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare.
Former Oakland mayor Ron Dellums (MSW '62) grew up on Wood Street in West Oakland, attended Oakland schools and graduated from Oakland Technical High School. After graduating from San Francisco State University, Dellums attended the School of Social Welfare at UC Berkeley in 1960-62. He...Read more about Ron Dellums (MSW '62) on political engagement and becoming the "black Sigmund Freud"
Arabella Martinez is perhaps best known as the woman who made the Fruitvale Village possible. But her service to the community stretched over forty years, and resulted in far more than a pedestrian plaza.
“When we first started to work in Fruitvale, people were afraid to be on the...Read more about Arabella Martinez (MSW '66) on organizing communities and teaching how to lead