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Starting July 1, 2023, the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, School of Education and School of Information Studies will be housed under the College of Community Engagement and Professions. Learn more.
MSW Student, Nadir Carlson (black man) with two black women and one white man standing in front of a community outreach van.

Helen Bader School of Social Welfare faculty and staff have always immersed themselves in the prevailing issues of the time and of the community. Today, the school’s faculty and staff are an exceptional group in terms of research, teaching, community engagement and service.

Colleen Galambos, professor and Helen Bader Endowed Chair in Applied Gerontology at UWM participates in community engagement with former Wisconsin governor Martin Schreiber and his late wife Elaine
Colleen Galambos, PhD, LCSW, LCSW-C, ACSW, FGSA, is a professor and the Helen Bader Endowed Chair in Applied Gerontology at UW-Milwaukee. She’s pictured here (left) with former Wisconsin governor Martin Schreiber and his late wife Elaine.

Partnerships & Collaborations

In the community, faculty and staff take the lead partnering with agencies to address issues that include trauma-informed care, the aging population, drug courts, human trafficking, homeless veterans, children as caregivers, prisoner reintegration and more.

Behind the scenes, they are building community engagement and the knowledge used to address major social issues – helping individuals, families and communities to thrive.

Engagement Opportunities

Our alumni contribute extensively to the community in Milwaukee and beyond. We encourage you to keep in touch!
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Earn Continuing Education Hours (CEH) and benefit from receiving the most up-to-date information on a variety of social welfare topics. We offer onsite and virtual learning opportunities.
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