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Mission & Goals

Mission of CSI Social Work Programs

The Social Work Programs at the College of Staten Island, The City University of New York are committed to excellence in teaching, service, and the creation and dissemination of knowledge. We draw upon social constructionism to inform and guide transformative social work practices. We strive to create an environment in which the human rights of all people are respected, diversity is embraced, and the values and ethics of the social work profession are upheld. We provide graduates with the knowledge, skills and values to dismantle oppression and injustice; foster human and community well-being; and create a world that is socially and economically just and equitable.

Social Work Goals:

  • To educate social workers who have mastered the knowledge, skills and values needed to employ critical thinking and transformative social work practices with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  • To create and disseminate knowledge that informs transformative social work practices and/or social work education.
  • To provide service to the Department, College, University and communities that enhances the capacities of Staten Island and the region.
  • To cultivate an environment that attracts and fosters the success of diverse faculty, staff and students.