The Art B. Hom and Harry G. Gin Family Fellowship Fund was established in 2019. Art. B. Hom, LCSW and Harry G. Gin, MSW, Berkeley Social Welfare class of 1972, met as first year graduate students. Lifelong friends, and in-laws, both grew up in Oakland, sons of Chinese immigrant parents who worked hard as small business proprietors. Art retired after 40 years in the non-profit and public sector in mental health and has maintained a private practice the past eight years. Harry completed 38 years of social work practice in children and adult services. Their children are graduates of the University of California system.
The Hom and Gin Family Fellowship provides support for MSW students interested in pursuing social work with Asian or Hispanic families.