Social Work Practice RFP

Course Description

In Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities, teams of first-year master of social work students apply their knowledge and skills through projects completed in partnership with coalitions, organizations, and government agencies in the St. Louis region. The projects address an organizational or community practice question that your agency may want answered and correspond to the academic content for the course.

What Kind of Project is a Good Fit for this Course?

Students can engage with stakeholders, review the available evidence, and recommend strategies for addressing an issue identified by an organization.

As a result, organizations can learn more about:

  • a target population for a program
  • effective program options for addressing a given issue
  • how to reach or mobilize a stakeholder group

Click Here for a course overview including sample project questions.

To Submit A Project

The proposal process for spring 2017 is now closed. Please look out for the next RFP process in early fall.

We will review submitted projects and may follow up with questions or requests for adjustment of scope, timeline, etc. See below for full timeline of notification and participation.


Project proposals due October 27, 2017
Notification of participation December, 2017
Orientation for selected community partners* January 12, 2018
Projects occur January-April, 2018
Project presentations* Late April/Early May, 2018

*These are mandatory for a person within your organization who will work with the student team.

If you have questions, please contact Stefani Weeden-Smith at