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Join the Coalition as we celebrate a 22 Year Legacy and Chart a Path for the future!

Our Gala will be held at the sumptuous Terrace on the Park.
We'll spend our time together honoring trailblazing social workers whose Legacy we continue, honor those that are currently making waves and shed a light on those who are charting our collective future forward. 

The Coalition's annual scholarship Gala was created to raise funds to provide financial assistance to Latino social work students and to celebrate the accomplishments of leaders in our field. We'll spend our time together honoring trailblazing social workers whose Legacy we continue, honor those that are currently making waves and shed a light on those who are charting our collective future forward. 

Since the annual scholarship Gala's inception, the Coalition has given more than $900,000 in scholarships (in partnership with the schools of social work) to deserving students. Last year, the Coalition awarded scholarships to nine social work students. This year, we hope to continue increasing awarding more scholarships as well as providing more educational and essential programs to our communities.

The Scholarship Gala is attended by social work leaders, business professionals, community leaders, elected officials, and the media.

 

Among our honorees are:

  • BronxCare - Excellence in Health Equity Award 

  • Lisette Nieves, President of the Fund for the City of New York | Excellence in Philanthropy Award

  • Raul Russi, President of Acacia Network | Lifetime Achievement Award

  • NMIC, Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation | Social Work Organization of the Year Award

  • Assembly Member Jessica González-Rojas, NYS Assembly | Maria Elena Girone Policy & Change Award

  • Laudy Burgos, Associate Director, Dept of Social Work, Mt. Sinai | Social Work Advocate of the Year Award

  • Richeleen Dashield, Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, NYU Silver | Social Work Advocate of the Year Award

  • Dr. Evelyn Fernandez-Ketcham, Yeshiva University | Social Work Advocate of the Year Award

  • Fordham University Graduate School of Social Work | Outstanding Educational Program

  • Harleny Vasquez, YourEvolvedMind | Emerging Social Work Trailblazer Award

  • Esther Rosario, NYS Assembly | Emerging Social Work Trailblazer Award

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