Social Work Day on the Hill is such an important event for social work students, especially for those from our corner of the state! Many of the students in our department are first generation college students, the first from their families to explore the institutions that impact the quality of life of our communities. Through personal and classroom experiences, our students are well-acquainted with the social justice, economic inequality, and policy issues affecting Memphis families. Through local volunteering and internships, our students get hands-on experience in addressing these issues in direct service. However, given our distance from the state capitol, it is difficult to provide our students with equivalent hands-on practice in policy advocacy. Please help us send students to this event.
Social Work Day on the Hill fills this gap. It is the perfect opportunity to acquaint students with the state legislature and build their confidence to engage in meaningful policy practice. We have bright, passionate, well-spoken students; with support they can and will address the issues that impact our quality of life. Please give today!