The Master of Social Work (MSW) program has received a $75,000, 3-year grant in the Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education. This program addresses the growing demand for social workers as the nation’s aging population is expected to more than triple by 2050. The grant, in consortium with the University of Minnesota, will support, through a scholarship and additional learning opportunities, the advanced field placement work of second-year MSW students specializing in serving older adults.
Augsburg’s unique contribution will be to launch a program focusing on older adults of color. The College will adopt a program model developed by the New York Academy of Medicine’s Social Work Leadership Institute, with support from the John A. Hartford Foundation.