Mirken gift expands New York City social work immersion program

For many years, generous support from Mr. Alan B. Mirken has made possible a three-day New York City educational immersion program for students in the Falk College’s School of Social Work. This recent gift from Mr. Mirken will expand programming this year—and in future years—in the annual “Roots of American Social Work” program.

This unique and innovative three-day educational opportunity brings students face-to-face with sites of significance to the history of social work, giving them a close-up view of contemporary practice. This social welfare history tour to such sites as the NY Tenement Museum helps students to learn how U.S. social welfare developed. The tour includes visits to Mount Sinai Hospital, the Goddard Community Center (which began as one of the first Settlement Houses in NYC), and the Ellis Island Museum, among other opportunities.

This year’s program will take place April 2-4.