2014 ACOSA Awards
By Rachel L. West
The nomination process for the 2014 ACOSA Awards is now open. You have until September 1st to nominate an outstanding macro practitioner in one of four categories:
- The Career Achievement Award which honors the lifetime contribution of a person in field.
- The Emerging Scholar Award which is presented to a recent Ph.D. or a Ph.D. student.
- The Outstanding Practitioner Award which honors the significant contribution to a community of a BSW or MSW macro practitioner.
- The Outstanding Student Award which is given to a BSW or MSW student who is currently or who has been previously involved in community or organizational work.
The awards will be handed out at the 2014 Council on Social Work Education’s Annual Program Meeting, which will be held in Tampa, Florida October 23rd – 26th. Please refer to the flyer below for more details about the nominating process.
ACOSA (the Association for Community Organization and Social Administration) is a membership organization. ACOSA is made up of community organizers, activist, nonprofit administrators, community builders, policy practitioners, students and educators.
The organization was created in 1987 with the mission to strengthen the practice of community organization and social administration. In addition to publishing the Journal of Community Practice ACOSA host an annual symposium. They also helped to establish the Special Commission to Advance Macro Practice in Social Work as well as the Policy, Action, and Research Collaborative (PARC).