2019 Social Work Day on the Hill

March 20, 2019 • 9 AM – 12 PM National Press Club, 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045 

The Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP) will host the 5th Annual Social Work Day on the Hill on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 in conjunction with the Clark-Fox Policy Institute at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, highlighting the work and accomplishments of the 12 Grand Challenge for Social Work networks.

9:00 am  • Politics and Policy Forum • National Press Club

Dr. Michael Sherraden will discuss his efforts to promote federal legislation that would offer universal child development accounts (CDAs) aimed to improve the lives of low- and moderate-income people by increasing their financial security, developing their financial capability, and improving their educational outcomes. He has accumulated a body of evidence supporting CDAs through work in Singapore, Israel, and several states in the U.S.

Dr. Sherraden is the George Warren Brown Distinguished Professor at the Brown School where he is director of the Center for Social Development. He is also the Director of the Next Age Institute. He gained national attention for child development accounts with the publication of his book Assets for the Poor.  Dr. Sherraden was elected to the inaugural class of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, serves on the board, and is a co-director of the national initiative 12 Grand Challenges for Social Work. Among other awards, he has been a Fulbright Scholar and listed by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. A distinguished panel will join Dr. Sherraden for this important discussion.