• Open Letter from Dean Flynn

    "As dean, I am writing to affirm dedication by our school to influencing public discourse in ways that improve understanding of human needs and human difference."

  • Need to Support Millions of Struggling Caregivers

    A new report says the demand for family caregivers for older adults is increasing significantly, and caregivers need more support to fulfill their responsibilities and maintain their own well-being.

  • Urgent Need for Alzheimer's Support

    Our USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging and LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s have released a first-of-its-kind report on the economic impact of Alzheimer’s on the Latino community. The data indicates an impending public health crisis.

  • School Receives Naming Gift from Alumna

    Historic $60 million gift names USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, cementing its standing as one of the world’s most innovative institutions within the discipline.

  • The Future of Social Good

    Along with the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, the USC School of Social Work has launched the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society, one of the first such university-based institutes dedicated to studying AI as a force for good.



Dean Marilyn Flynn shares her vision for the newly named USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. "With her gift, Suzanne Dworak-Peck has secured our future. This is, as she says, a gift for the generations."


Associate Professor Emerita June Brown died Sept. 11 at age 88. Brown was a longtime children's advocate known for her research that paved the way for modern child welfare services in Los Angeles County.


Suzanne Dworak-Peck's historic $60 million gift to endow and name the school will allow it to broaden its vision and mission. Learn about this alumna's indelible mark on the profession and how it will be an inspirational force for generations of future social work students.

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The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is a leader in social work and nursing education and research. The school integrates the science of social work with real-world practice to improve the well-being of vulnerable individuals and communities and advance social and economic justice on a local, national and global scale.