RFP for Pitt School of Social Work Community Projects

Students in the COSA (Community, Organization, and Social Action) Specialization in the MSW Program develop and implement projects as part of their central grades in two of our core courses.  Since the Fall of 2017, we have engaged community organizations and students in completing over 55 community projects.  Thank you to everyone who has participated so far! 

Here is the link to RFP for the SPRING 2023 Community Projects RFP for the Community Organizing and Planning class and the Community Planning and Development Class. Proposals are due by Friday, January 6, 2023. 

Proposals will be reviewed by the professors to determine if they meet the requirements outlined in the RFP. Organizations submitting proposals that meet the requirements will be asked to present your project to students at the Community Organizing and Planning Class on Tuesday, January 17th (class is from 6-8:50 PM) and/or the Community Planning and Development Class on Thursday, January 19th (class is from 11 AM-1:50 PM).

Successful projects are feasible so that they can be completed in one semester; they develop and build on skills in community organizing, community development and/or community planning; outline clear and specific roles and tasks for the students and the organization; and maintain ongoing communication (at least biweekly). Moreover, students do not serve as interns but collaborative partners who will work with your organization on the proposed project.

Please also share this opportunity with other community organizations that you think would be interested.