Nonprofit organizations work to combat ever-changing social issues in our communities which span the micro-, the mezzo-, and the macro-level. Yet nonprofit organizations tend to focus their attention at one distinct level, rather than considering all three. This fixedness may be rooted in social work education. Social work students are expected to adopt a multidimensional perspective when assessing social issues, but then are not encouraged to work across dimensions to fight social issues. There is a pressing need for change in social work education to better meet the needs of clients. Negotiating this change will begin with encouraging a multidimensional perspective in social work practice and encouraging strategic collaboration.

Semester/Year of Award

Fall 12-9-2019


Elizabeth Underwood

Mentor Professional Affiliation

Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work

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Restricted Access Thesis

Document Type

Bachelor Thesis

Degree Name

Honors Scholars

Degree Level



Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work

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