Challenges facing both society and the social work profession in the late 1980s precipitated the collaboration of California’s schools of social work, professional organizations, and public agencies that led to the creation of CalSWEC.
Today CalSWEC partners with a wide array of entities and organizations, and continues to be a national leader in university/agency partnerships. The CalSWEC Board of Directors is a partnership among:
- California's schools of social work/social welfare,
- state and local departments of social services and mental health,
- professional associations, and
Information on all of CalSWEC's partners can be found below.