Campaign School for Social Workers

Consider Yourself Asked

The Campaign School for Social Workers is for anyone who wants to be more politically active as a candidate, staff, volunteer, and/or advocate for social change. Attendees learn from insiders and national experts who will show you that you belong in politics. Taught through the lens of the social work profession’s values and Code of Ethics, this powerful workshop addresses central issues including race, identity, and ethics.

Now in our 25th year, we have a strong network of over 1,400 alumni who serve as elected officials, leaders, advocates, and organizers. Even those who do not have any current ambition to run for office are changed by the understanding of their own political power.

During the two-day training, attendees learn how to run a winning campaign for elected office, gain exposure to career paths in political settings, and acquire valuable skills that can be applied to any practice setting, including advocacy, messaging, networking, fundraising, and leadership.

Large group photo of campaign school participants

The 2019 UConn Campaign School for Social Workers in Hartford, Connecticut, drew more than 130 participants from across the country and around the world.

U.S. Sen Chris Murphy speaks to Campaign School participants

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) addresses participants at Campaign School 2017.