Gift of Giving
The Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) embodies Touro’s commitment to the Judaic tenet of Tikun Olam, the striving to make the world a better place for all people. In accordance with the traditional social work values of social and economic justice, GSSW is committed to proving accessible and affordable quality education to educationally underserved groups through neighborhood-based MSW programs. Those groups include people of color, immigrants, refugees, and the Jewish community.
GSSW trains highly talented and devoted social work practitioners to serve in a variety of professional roles and settings. Even more, our graduates demonstrate cultural competence and caring and effective delivery of services to at-risk and vulnerable populations.
Established in 2006, GSSW currently has 300 students and has graduated over 800 alumni. With students trained in offering care for the persistently mentally ill, veterans and elderly, as well as demonstrating leadership in the healthcare and Jewish communal realms, the Graduate School of Social Work fulfills Touro’s commitment to expanding dignity, tolerance and respect across all nations, races and creeds.
You can help our dedicated students take the first steps in fulfilling their dreams of helping others by contributing to the Dean Steven Huberman Scholarship Fund. There is no greater proponent of the values of social work, and no greater advocate for our students, than our dean, Dr. Steven Huberman. Aptly then, this fund will expand scholarship support for our economically disadvantaged students, so they may go out and serve their communities.