Trinity Christian College Welcomes the North American Christians in Social Work to Palos Heights Campus
The international corporate headquarters of NACSW relocating to Trinity’s campus beginning Summer 2020
Palos Heights, Ill.: Trinity Christian College and the North American Christians in Social Work (NACSW) are pleased to announce a new memorandum of understanding to mark the co-location of NACSW’s corporate headquarters on Trinity’s campus, beginning June 1, 2020. NACSW and Trinity’s Social Work Department have a long history of collaboration and support for one another, with Trinity’s social work faculty serving as frequent presenters at the annual NACSW convention. Beginning in January 2020, Dr. Allison Tan – Assistant Professor of Social Work at Trinity – accepted a position as Director of Programs for NACSW. In this role, Dr. Tan will have opportunity to serve as a key point of contact for the oversight of NACSW’s day-to-day activities from Trinity’s campus. This co-location offers Trinity students opportunities for employment, internships, and experiential learning and provides NACSW with institutional support, space, and other invaluable resources.
The leaders of both NACSW and Trinity Christian College see the value of this co-location. Rick Chamiec-Case, NACSW’s Executive Director says, “Besides providing much-needed additional space for NACSW’s growing office and storage needs, NACSW’s move to TCC’s campus will create a valuable partnership that will richly contribute to both NACSW’s and Trinity Christian College’s missions at several levels. Whether it’s creating opportunities for NACSW to work with and give experience to student workers and interns from TCC’s Social Work department and other majors, or sharing resources and providing consultation to support each other’s programs, this partnership will serve both NACSW and Trinity well in the years ahead.”
Trinity’s President, Kurt Dykstra, expressed the mutual benefit similarly, “We are thrilled to welcome NACSW to its new home on Trinity’s campus. Our students and faculty will benefit immeasurably from the close physical proximity to this wonderful organization. I trust, too, that NACSW and its employees will find Trinity a very hospitable and collegial home and enjoy, as we do already, the great benefits of living and working within one of the world’s great metropolitan areas.”
NACSW began in 1950 in Wheaton, IL and was incorporated in 1954. NACSW’s mission and vision is to “be a vital presence in social work” by “equipping its members to integrate Christian faith and social work practice”. With a membership of nearly 1,200 social work students, practitioners, and educators, NACSW’s work includes publication of the journal Social Work & Christianity as well as a number of textbooks aimed at equipping Christian social work and social work programs with resources to integrate faith and practice. NACSW also hosts an annual convention, supports the mentorship of emerging leaders in social work, and provides a range of continuing education opportunities.
About Trinity Christian College
Trinity Christian College, located in Palos Heights, Ill., is an accredited liberal arts college offering more than 70 programs of study, master’s degree programs in counseling psychology and special education, and an Adult Studies accelerated program. Founded in 1959, the college is a community of Christian scholarship committed to shaping lives and transforming culture and is continually ranked in the top tier among Regional Colleges—Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. To learn more, visit trnty.edu