School of Social Work

CSSW unites those with a passion to make waves, move mountains, and change lives. How this work is carried out varies from social worker to social worker. Social work training can be applied beyond clinical settings to every segment of society—government, advocacy groups, international organizations, and corporations—locally, nationally, and around the world. Invest in the next generation of social worker professionals. Give today!

When Columbians come together, extraordinary things can happen in a day’s time. On October 21, 2015, thousands of individuals from the Columbia University community made an unprecedented impact through Columbia Giving Day. The generosity of these alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends is changing the lives of Columbians who will change the world. Thank you!

Crowdfunding Opportunities

Now, you can be a part of a new way of giving that advances a cause you’re passionate about. In keeping with our tradition as a school of global firsts, Columbia University’s School of Social work has created an opportunity for students to do their second-year field placements overseas. Help us send the first Global Social Work Scholars to Zambia, Mongolia, and Kazakhstan in spring 2017.