Spring 2010

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  • Changing of the Guard: Neil B. Guterman has been named the new dean of SSA.
  • Social Studies: New initiatives are putting into practice what research about urban education has consistently shown - social supports are crucial to school reform.
  • Our South Side: SSA and the University of Chicago's neighborhood tour of research and advocacy.
  • In the Contract: Sidebar about Community Benefits Agreements (CBA's), legally enforceable contracts between neighborhood groups and private developers.
  • Conversations, In the Zone: Conversation piece with Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor Charles Payne and Bishop Arthur M. Brazier of the Apostlic Church of God in Chicago. They discuss how educators in urban schools can find themselves overwhelmed by how many different factors can limit their students' capacity to get the most from their education.
  • Stand Up and Be Counted: Community groups and public officials have strategies to ensure that the 2010 Census doesn't shortchange any neighborhoods.
  • Invisible Men: Social Work with African-American Males: Health, Mental health, and Social Policy, a new volume edited by Associate Professor Waldo E. Johnson Jr.
  • Dealing with Gangs: Gangs and Community Intervention: Research, Practice, and Evidence, a new volume edited by Associate Professor Robert Chaskin.
  • Inside Social Service Review: The following are summaries of three articles that appeared in the June 2010 issue of Social Service Review.
  • Change Agent: With one foot in philanthropy and the other in community activism, Evette Cardona is helping to advance both.
  • Behind the Numbers, Public Debate: 40%: Share of health care expenditures from public funds in 2007. Why health care reform is historic, significant, and more of the same.

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Meet Angela Bailey and Sarah Humpal. Both Angela and Sarah were Fellows in the City of Chicago Mayor's Office Fellowship Program during the summer of 2009. 

Zehua Cui

"I had no awareness of the existence of social work in schools in China, so I am thankful for my first year internship experience with children at Namaste Charter school, which totally opened up a new world for me. The experience broadened my horizon in terms of the various ways in which we can help children," says Zehua Cui.