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"The Coalition of Black Social Workers exists to engage, connect, and empower Black social work students and professionals."

We are a 501c3 headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee


We have several opportunities for Black social workers to engage with each other. Whether you are looking to network and socialize, attend a training or workshop, or mentor a college or graduate student, we want you to be engaged in the community and in our profession.


The CBSW Values Training, Education, and Amplifying Black Voices.  Multiple panel discussions are held each year for the Black social work community can discuss issues that are relevant and pertinent to their experience.  Most of the training opportunities are virtual so that you can log on from anywhere! 



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Mentorship is vitally important to the CBSW.  It is our goal to match every Black social work student that desires connection with a Black professional social worker for the purposes of mentorship, guidance, and coaching.

Social gatherings like cookouts and holiday parties as well as Networking events keep us connected to one another.  Connection is important for our growth and our maturity as social workers.  


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Empowering students to achieve their leadership potential by providing opportunities for them to have leadership roles in the student organization, on their campuses, and in the community. 

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Empowering students through  instilling the principles of serving the local Black community and re-investing our time, talent, and gifts to uplift all.  





Year Established

501c3 Status 


Mission to Engage, Connect, and Empower Black Social Workers 


CBSW Membership is Free. 
We don't want a membership fee to be a hindrance to any Black social worker who is looking to connect with a community of support. 
We do charge for our annual conference and for select educational panels.  We do accept donations and have opportunities for members to donate to the general organization or to specific programs (scholarship fund, student leadership, speaker funds). Learn more about donating here.    

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Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors

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