Community Partners

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Community partnerships at the Silver School of Social Work take many forms: collaboration on research projects with communities of importance to the School with urgent needs; fostering research collaboration among researchers, educators, and practitioners; providing technical assistance to communities, such as program evaluation; working with agencies who serve as field learning sites for our students. Through its work with community partners, NYU Silver works to build social work knowledge and practice innovations locally, nationally, and around the world.

Continuing Education

The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning's programs reach practice communities both in and beyond the New York region. We provide advanced learning opportunities encompassing theoretical and practice models for social work and related health professionals.

Field Learning

An integral part of social work education, field learning aims to prepare students to become skilled social work practitioners by applying social work theory to direct work with individuals, families, groups, and/or larger systems.

Become a Field Learning Site

To qualify as a placement site, agencies must have a social work student program with standards and philosophy acceptable to NYU Silver, the Council on Social Work Education, and the professional community. Please complete the following two forms and a field learning faculty member will contact you.

Agency Questionnaire (PDF)
Intern Request Form (PDF)

Engaged Research Partnerships

The Silver School of Social Work currently has several research projects underway with our community partners.