• Visit our COVID-19 website for information about UWM’s response to the pandemic.

Thousands have lost jobs due to COVID-19, making it difficult if not impossible for them to pay rent, buy food and stay in school. The Chancellor’s Student Success Fund will provide a wide range of emergency financial assistance, including scholarships to keep students on the path to success. Please consider a gift to help UWM’s students in crisis
Made In Milwaukee. Shaping the World.

Our Campaign Priorities:

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    Student Success

    THIS IS WHY: Almost universally, people who choose careers in social welfare don’t do it for the money. They choose this path because they feel compelled to spend their professional lives helping others and making their community a better, healthier, and safer place to live. Support for undergraduates is our greatest area of need, and because 80 percent of our alumni stay in southeastern Wisconsin, scholarships are an investment in our region. Student stipends provide support for our graduate students while they complete their field placement, a time when it is difficult to also hold a job. Donor support for our PhD programs helps attract doctoral students, which elevates the level of research being done and ultimately raises our national rankings.

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    Research Excellence

    THIS IS WHY: The Institute for Child and Family Well-Being, our partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, is helping children by shrinking the time for research to be translated into clinical practices. Support for the Center for Aging and Translational Research helps advance research in the field of gerontology while support for the Criminal Justice Fund helps our faculty, staff, and students advance research in this field. Through a variety of assessment programs, our researchers are working to improve the outcomes of public and private programs in both social work and criminal justice professions.

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    Community Engagement

    THIS IS WHY: Each year, more than 800 local field agencies provide experiential learning to our students while thousands of people benefit from our work through the Center for Aging and Translational Research, the Institute for Child and Family Well-Being, and the Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership, which provides instruction for new and seasoned social workers, supervisors, foster parents, adoptive parents, and professionals who make home visits. Our crime analysis programs are the most comprehensive in the nation, and support for this program will help us continue to prepare students for this burgeoning field.

After graduation, I found myself working in the Chicago area with graduates of prestigious, private universities who had paid a high price for their education and still seemed unprepared to work clinically. This caused me to reflect how easy it was to go to UWM, where my coursework was geared for real life work in the field. I decided to donate money to the school that saved me money and gave me excellent preparation for my career.

Judith M. Kramer ’94, ’97

80% of graduates stay in Southeastern Wisconsin

Criminal Justice program ranks in the Midwest’s top 3

Social work program ranked in nation’s top 40

For more information about the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare uwm.edu/ socialwelfare

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