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The academic community and the public social services joined forces in 1990 to create the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)—considered the most ambitious such collaboration in the country at the time. 

Today, CalSWEC is the nation’s largest state coalition of social work educators and practitioners. Unique in its size and scope, the CalSWEC collaborative provides professional education, student support, in-service training, and workforce evaluation and research—all directed toward developing effective, culturally competent public service delivery to the people of California. 

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CalSWEC facilitates and supports statewide partnerships for the education and training of social workers to ensure culturally responsive, effective, and high-quality health and social service delivery to the people of California.

Description & History

Find out about the history and development of CalSWEC.


Here you'll find CalSWEC's signed Amended Bylaws.

Board & Committees

Find out about the roles and responsibilities of CalSWEC's Advisory Board

Strategic Plan

Here you'll find CalSWEC’s current Strategic Plan approved by its Board of Directors on February 4, 2016.

Messages from the Board President

Here you'll find messages from CalSWEC's Board President Scott Gruendl.

Messages from the Executive Director

Here you'll find messages from CalSWEC Executive Director Virginia Rondero Hernandez.

CalSWEC Spotlight

The CalSWEC Spotlight summarizes the latest developments in program initiatives and activities of interest to CalSWEC's community. 

Jobs at CalSWEC Central

Find the latest job openings at CalSWEC Central at the University of California, Berkeley.