About Us

Who We Are:

Evolving the structure and mission of the chats, MacroSW, Inc was formed as a benefit corporation in New York State in November 2018. This is an entity with an entrepreneurial spirit rooted in a social work mission. The partners will raise funds to grow the #MacroSW online community, develop new content and create a conversation around macro social work practice.

The mission of MacroSW is to promote macro-focused social work practice and education while creating a community for social workers:

  • To promote macro social work through the use of social media.
  • To join with like-minded partners to share resources and ideas.
  • To discuss the capabilities and value of macro focused practice, create an understanding of its importance in the social work profession and assist with better integration of this practice throughout social work.
  • To advocate the benefits of macro practice and involve more social workers in this type of work.
  • To reinfuse macro practice philosophies in the many facets of the social work profession: e.g. how clinicians in direct practice can participate in developing policy.

MacroSW Twitter chats take place every Thursday at 9:00 PM EST/ 6:00 PM PST. To join the chat use hashtag #MacroSW. Visit the blog, macrosw.com, for chat announcements and transcripts of past chats.

The Partners of MacroSW, Inc.:


Chat Contributors:

Contributors regularly promote and host chats, developing topics with both social work practitioners and students in mind. (You can become a contributor too! Apply here.)


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Advancing change through community action – ACOSA is the home for the Macro Social Work Student Network, and for the Special Commission to Advance Macro Practice in Social Work.  @acosaorg


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Alyssa & her daughter

 

Alyssa Lotmore, LMSW, Co-Host, The Social Workers Radio Talk Show,
WCDB 90.9 FM     @AlyssaLotmore

 


Imelda Ojeda
Imelda Ojeda, Chat Contributor

 

Imelda Ojeda is a social worker, immigrant, and community servant with years of experience working in the social and behavioral health systems. Imelda was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico and after completing high school decided to move to Arizona to pursue higher education. As a Social Worker and public servant, Imelda strives to continue fostering her passion and career in the public sector to address the unique needs of the Southwest population.

She holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a double Master’s degree in Social Work and Public Administration from Arizona State University. Imelda currently works for a national children’s charity organization, is an instructor at ASU School of Social Work and the founder of a grassroots community space for social workers in Arizona (AZSWN). Imelda strives daily to give back to others and to pay forward all the opportunities she has been privileged with through volunteering, mentoring, and organizing social justice efforts in her community.

Best way to contact me imeojeda@gmail.com or Twitter and IG @imeojeda and @azsocialworkers 


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UBSSW is a graduate school of social work, offering MSW (with a 100% online option), PhD, and an online DSW  degrees.
For the #MacroSW chats, UBSSW is represented by Pat Shelly, MSW, Director of Community Engagement and Expansion.  @UBSSW



Media Partner:

Linda Grobman and The New Social Worker Magazine – We welcome The New Social Worker Magazine (@newsocialworker) as our media partner! The New Social Worker is the award-winning social work careers magazine founded by Linda Grobman in 1994. Website www.socialworker.com . This online magazine features practical articles on social work, ethics, field placement, practice issues  and specialties, technology in social work and more.

Former Chat Contributors:

Founders:

Annual Benefit Reports:

Under New York State Business Corporation Law section 1708 MACROSW INC is requires to file and annual benefit report with the New York Department of State. You can access a copy of out annual Benefit Report at the links below.

2019

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