We engage deeply with practitioners, policymakers, and our field instructors and community partners. Learn more about the trainings, resources, initiatives and programs that connect the Brown School and the wider community.
The Brown School offers professionals, alumni, students and the community a constantly changing array of courses pertinent to clinical practice, management, evaluation and human services. We promote innovation, encouraging professionals to renew their skills and put new ideas into practice. Discover day-long workshops, intensive training institutes and online resources.
Established by the Brown School, the Maxine Clark and Bob Fox Policy Institute is a center for public policy engagement. Its mission is to advance social and economic justice by working collaboratively to connect evidence-based policy solutions to public awareness, practitioner training and policy decision-making.
We are committed to being a resource and asset to the communities we live and work in. We’ve partnered with community-based organizations and initiated projects designed to maximize the effectiveness of their services. Our faculty and students are also engaging on a local level to fight social, economic, racial and health disparities through strategic, evidence-based practices. We’re proud of the work being done. Take a look at some of our recent initiatives or find out how the Brown School can be an ally in your work.
The Brown School has active affiliations with more than 300 field education sites throughout the St. Louis area and across the world each semester. Our students complete more than 200,000 hours of fieldwork a year, and they benefit from on-site instructors who are dedicated to students' professional growth. Discover key resources for current instructors, or learn how to become a part of our network and team up with our passionate students.
The Master of Social Policy dual-degree program is offered in collaboration with select Chinese universities: Fudan, Peking, Renmin and Xi’an Jiaotong. Students gain a global perspective and the necessary skills and experiences to develop and implement innovative policy approaches. The program combines training in a specific discipline with knowledge and skills in social policy analysis, evaluation, management and leadership.
Discover your encore career. As we live longer and healthier lives, most people have not just one career, but several different careers. In the latter half of their working years, many are determined to apply their energy to efforts that make a difference or support a cause. This new model, which combines work, service, and social impact, is called an "encore career." Learn more about resources we offer through our Next Move program.
The Brown School is a sustaining sponsor of the national Grand Challenges for Social Work. The initiative identifies a course to address 12 Grand Challenges dominating the social context in the United States by using science and research to correct the most serious societal ills. Learn more about the work we are doing to meet these challenges.