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The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is a nonprofit national association representing more than 3,000 individual members, as well as graduate and undergraduate programs of professional socialwork education. Founded in 1952, this partnership of educational and professional institutions, social welfare agencies, and private citizens is recognized by the Council for Higher EducationAccreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in this country.

Centers & Initiatives
CSWE houses two Institutes and a Center that strive to strengthen and improve specificareas of social work education through faculty and student training, policy, and data collection.
* The Katherine A. Kendall Institute for International Social Work Education works to prepareeducators, researchers, students, and practitioners for an increasingly global community.
* The CSWE Leadership Institute was designed to promote future leaders in social work education, highereducation, and the social work profession.
* The CSWE Gero-Ed Center prepares social work faculty and student leaders with the knowledge and skills to enhance the health and well-being of older adults andtheir families.
 
Center for Diversity and Social & Economic Justice
The mission of the Center for Diversity and Social and Economic Justice (the Diversity Center) is to advance the goals ofindividual and community well-being and social justice as articulated in the mission of the Council on Social Work Education. The Diversity Center pursues this mission by helping to promote, developand sustain social work leadership, teaching, research, curricula, knowledge-building, and institutional arrangements that foster the achievement of diversity and social and economic justice as acentral priority.
The Diversity Center provides social work education with the opportunity and the means to provide the vision, visibility, voice, cohesion, and outcomes needed to position social...
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