The Association of Black Social Workers, Fresno Chapter was founded in June 1974 when Fresno had the distinction of hosting the First Annual State Conference of the California Association of Black Social Workers, Professional persons in the field of human services found it necessary to form an organization concerned with the common man needs specific to the Black Community. Initially the Fresno Chapter’s membership included social workers, teachers, and medical professionals. The organization continues to be composed of dedicated individuals from various professions. We are committed to enhancing the quality of life and empowering people of African ancestry through advocacy, human services delivery, and research.
Outstanding leadership and the commitment of members is the glue that has held the organization together for over a quarter of a century. Currently the Fresno Chapter is affiliated with both the State and National Associations of Black Social Workers.
Our vision is guided by the Principles of the Nguzo Saba, which are Unity, Self-determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, and Faith, and the Seven Cardinal Virtues of Ma’at, which are Right, Truth, Justice, Order, Reciprocity, Balance, and Harmony.
Our members are concerned with the special needs and concerns of th African American/Black commuity in the areas of Criminal Justice, Child Welfare, Education, Family and Health Issues. We encourage professionals and other concerned individuals who have an interest to come join us in working toward our common goals.
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P.O. BOX 11685 Fresno, CA 93774