Humboldt State University

Department of Social Work

MSW Project Community Partners

It is the goal of the Department that Social Work Masters Projects are of lasting and sustainable value to the community. Ideally, students will bring forward project proposals that have originated from within communities and organizations. Every project committee must have a community representative. The community representative will provide guidance regarding how project outcomes may be most beneficial as well as potentially facilitating access to specific resources and data. Community partners should play an active and contributing role to the development and visioning of the project. Community partners also provide critical feedback during implementation of the project and the development of recommendations and reporting of outcomes.

MSW students will participate in SW 682 and SW 683 during the development and completion of their project. The faculty teaching this course will serve as the student's Committee Chair and will provide guidance, feedback and direction.

The Masters Project Coordinator maintains a database of potential community partners and proposed projects in order to facilitate the engagement of students with the community. If you are interested in learning more about submitting a potential project concept to this database, please contact: Yvonne Doble,