Led by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, the Grand Challenges for Social Work is a groundbreaking initiative to champion social progress powered by science. It’s a call to action for all of us to work together on improving individual and family well-being, strengthening the social fabric, and helping create a more just society.
Professor Yolanda Padilla and colleagues tackle the challenge of achieving equal opportunity and justice in this Grand Challenges working paper (pdf) that focuses on integrating Latino/a immigrants into American society.
The 12 grand challenges include:
- Ensure healthy development for all youth
- Close the health gap
- Stop family violence
- Advance long and productive lives
- Eradicate social isolation
- End homelessness
- Create social responses to a changing environment
- Harness technology for social good
- Promote smart decarceration
- Reduce extreme economic inequality
- Build financial capability for all
- Achieve equal opportunity and justice