About The NASW Social Work Pioneers®
NASW Pioneers are role models for future generations of social workers. Their contributions are reflected in every aspect of the profession, as well as in the establishment of social policies and human services programs. They have accomplished this through practice, teaching, writing, research, program development, administration, advocacy, legislation, and election to public office. The Pioneer Program provides support for Pioneer projects that combine historical perspective with an interdisciplinary approach. Other projects bring a historical perspective to current issues and challenges, and insight to emerging social problems.
The program is managed by the Pioneer Steering Committee, which meets quarterly. The Steering Committee is proud to be a part of this distinguished group, and encourages you to learn more about the Pioneers' commitment and dedication to the social work profession, and to the improvement of social and human conditions at the local, state, national, and international levels. Please join the Pioneers in their continued efforts to recognize and nominate outstanding individuals whose contributions will continue to influence and shape the direction of the social work profession for generations to come.