School of Social Welfare Center and Sponsored Programs Receive UAlbany President’s Awards for Exemplary Community Engagement

Community Engagment Award Winners with UAlbany President Robert Jones

School of Social Welfare center and grants received UAlbany President’s Awards for Exemplary Community Engagement at the Awards Ceremony on May 8, which included:

  • Albany SNUG — an evidence-based public health program, modeled on CeaseFire Chicago, to prevent violence among youth and young adults. It is run by the Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region.
  • School of Social Welfare’s Center for Excellence in Aging and Community Wellness — builds local and statewide infrastructure to prevent, reduce and better manage chronic disease among older adults and adults with disabilities.
  • Service Outcomes Action Research (SOAR) — a community-based participatory research project to improve treatment services and outcomes for high-need youth. This is a collaboration among UAlbany faculty in the Schools of Social Welfare and Criminal Justice, and the staff at the LaSalle School and St. Anne Institute, located in Albany, NY.
  • Small Enterprise Economic Development (SEED) — a public-private partnership enabling low-income and jobless individuals in the region to start or expand a small business through character-based micro-loans.

Read full descriptions of each program.