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HFNLC $50,000 Social Work Scholars Program

We are pleased to announce that on May 19, 2014 the Board of Directors

Dominican Commercial Airing During Olympics

While you’re watching the Winter Olympics on NBC you may see Dominican University’s first television commercial.

Military Certificate Cited Among Innovative Programs Helping Veterans

Dominican's certificate in working with military and their families featured in the Chicago Tribune.

African American and Latino Social Work Symposium

Symposium participants from the community and higher education gather together to listen to speakers and participate in dialogue about different topics impacting the African American and Latino community.

Military Certificate Program

New eight month online military certificate program to help service members, veterans and their families.


Workshop: Ideology, Poverty and Taxes
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 6:00pm

Change agents working in community development, organizing, and planning need to pay careful attention to political, policy, social, cultural and economic contexts shaping their practice. This workshop will feature progressive experts on tax policy, poverty policy and trends, and the ideological contexts and trends that those working in Chicago face in their daily community work.

Workshop: Youth Development and Organizing
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 6:00pm

Youth are far too often characterized by policymakers, the media, and even social workers as problems for communities and neighborhoods. Efforts in positive youth development view youth as assets for their communities. This workshop will feature local adult and youth leaders working in innovative efforts to build power among youth to promote social change.

Workshop: Leadership for Democratic Organizations
Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 6:00pm

Organizations working in community development, organizing, and planning often struggle to model the kind of democratic principles in their organization they seek to promote in the wider community. Leadership development which would allow for long-term organizational sustainability and impact beyond the "founding generation" of leaders is also a challenge. This workshop will be a discussion of strategies and principles for developing democratic organizations that engage in the struggle for social justice and social change for the long haul.

10th Annual African-American Latino Symposium
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 9:00am

This symposium will focus on the challenges of incarceration and documentation status for communities of color in Chicago.