Community Organization and Policy Advocacy: Theories and Practice

September 8, 2022

3 Credits – Course Number 7230

This methods course addresses community organization which is a form of social work practice that works through collective response to structural inequities. Through organizing – mobilizing people to combine their resources to act strategically on behalf of common interests – social workers aim for social change found through collective human potential. Through policy practice and policy advocacy, a social worker can transform the desires of community into laws and regulations that help achieve the goal of social and economic justice. Policy practice is an integral element of social work as practiced in all settings-at the local, state, and national levels, as well as within micro, mezzo, and macro levels of intervention.