The Grand Challenge

As a USC doctorate student, I have been challenged to pick a social issue from the 12 Grand Challenges for Social Work identified by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. These challenges represent a new age in fighting social issues and strengthening communities while developing ongoing innovation for problem solving. Achieving Equal Opportunity and Social Justice is the challenge I chose to research. Click here to learn more.

A complete list of the challenges is below:

  1. Ensure healthy development for all youth
  2. Close the health gap
  3. Stop family violence
  4. Advance long and productive lives
  5. Eradicate social isolation
  6. End homelessness
  7. Create social responses to a changing environment
  8. Harness technology for social good
  9. Promote smart decarceration
  10. Reduce extreme economic inequality
  11. Build financial capability for all
  12. Achieve equal opportunity and justice