Campaign School for Social Workers Comes to Philadelphia

March 2021

The Campaign School for Social Workers is a University of Connecticut (UConn) program for any­one who wants to be more politically active as a candidate, staff, volunteer and/or advocate. Taught through the lens of the profession’s values and Code of Ethics, this powerful workshop also addresses issues like race, identity and ethics in politics. 

Dr. Tina Chiarelli-Helminiak, graduate of UConn's Doctoral Social Work Program, invited colleagues from her alma mater to bring the popular two-day program to West Chester University (WCU), where she serves as Associate Professor in the Graduate Social Work Department. WCU is partnering with Temple University. 

The Campaign School, open to students and community members, is approved for 12 Continuing Education Credits (CECs).

  • Day One focuses on how to prepare for and run a winning campaign, including messaging, voter contact, fundraising and leadership. Led by Kate Coyne-McCoy, MSW president of nationally recognized Campaign Fixer / KCM Consulting, who has trained more than 8,000 candidates and assisted with hundreds of successful elections.
  • Day Two features interactive workshops, small group activities and panel discussions with highly regarded political social workers and elected officials who serve in Pennsylvania



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