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“In addition to being an internationally renowned scholar of social and economic development, Professor Grinstein-Weiss is an influential and truly significant leader in health behavior change,” said Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton at the ceremony, which had to be moved to the Clark-Fox Forum to accommodate the crowd.

​Growing up in war and chaos, Aytakin Huseynli knew she wanted to help others, but the profession of “social work” didn’t exist in Azerbaijan. Later, she would go to great lengths to change that.

​The Center for Social Development’s new Voter Access and Engagement initiative aims to strengthen democracy by increasing access and participation in the electoral process.

​A new CSD brief advances Child Development Account policy by identifying 10 elements for universal and progressive CDAs at scale.

​CSD Director Michael Sherraden will talk about efforts to promote federal legislation for universal Child Development Accounts, a key recommendation of the Grand Challenges for Social Work.

​More than 120 people working to improve the lives of black boys and young men in St. Louis City and County participated in the second annual HomeGrown STL Summit.

A new paper by Molly Metzger and Nay’Chelle Harris analyzes “Team TIF St. Louis,” a resident-driven collaboration focused on government transparency and racial equity.

Fred Melch Ssewamala, PhD, a renowned social and economic development scholar, was installed as the William E. Gordon Distinguished Professor. 

​Benjamin J. Lough has received the Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement for profound international accomplishments in teaching, research and public service.

“Financial Capability and Asset Building with Diverse Populations: Improving Financial Well-being in Families and Communities” is aimed at policymakers, researchers and practitioners who assist financially vulnerable people. 

​As economists float the idea to give every newborn in the U.S. a “baby bond” account with between $500 to $50,000 in cash, Michael Sherraden says a solution already exists — Child Development Accounts.

​Michael Sherraden received the 2018 Social Policy Researcher Award in recognition of his "distinguished achievement across an extended career of research in social policy.”

​The book “Asset-Building Policies and Innovation in Asia” – a valuable resource for students and scholars of Asian social policy – is now available in paperback.