Committees in the Greater Boston Chapter function on three levels: standing, task force and ad-hoc. Standing Committees are constitutionally charged. They are permanent, recommend policy, monitor practice and provide direction in their charged area of function within the Chapter.  Task Forces are appointed by the Chapter President to study and develop strategies to solve a specific problem; they may also assist in the implementation of solutions. Ad-Hoc Committees are appointed by the Chapter President. These Committees are temporary in nature, and are designed to study and/or solve specific immediate problems.


  • Organizes and sponsors networking events and fundraisers 

  • Collaborates with other organizations


  • Recruits and processes membership, distributes information and coordinates member services 

  • Organizes professional networking and recruitment events

  • Maintains membership archives


  • Sponsors continuing education seminars, workshops and symposiums

  • Coordinates licensure preparation resources and community education forums

  • Provides professional support and a information network for Black social workers and human service students

Special Events:  

  • Organizes and sponsors Networking Events and fundraisers

  • Collaborates with other organizations


Family Preservation: 

  • Advocates on behalf of Black families and culturally sensitive permanency planning


Community Affair (Policy Community Organization):

  • Implements specialized projects and services to support the Black community.

  • Disseminates Information and networks with agencies and professional organizations                  

Communication Committee: 

  • Monitors and maintains website

  • Reviews and approves information for distribution or publication

Employment Committee: 

  • Maintains lists of available professional employment opportunities and internships in social work and human services in the Greater Boston area

Student Affairs Committee:

  • Convene Black students from the schools of social work/ and human services workers to create and cultivate community. This occurs by holding two events during the academic year.

  • Provide some support by way of a book scholarship, a mentor if requested.

  • Provide opportunities to participate in the Chapter’s activities: 

    • Locally, participate in clothing drive, hosting of community Kwanza celebration, and a culturally relevant education workshop.

    • Attendance at the Annual National Conference and the opportunity to join one of its nationwide committees.