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Perlin argues that unpaid internships perpetuate the very inequalities many nonprofits seek to rectify. “In their outward focus on doing good in the world, many nonprofits are losing sight of their own practices — and the old idea that charity begins at home,” he says. “The nonprofit sector risks being discredited as a reliable and representative voice if it lacks diversity. And requiring people to work unpaid to get into the field clearly has negative effects on diversity.”

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by Rachel L. West

Dr. Steve Perry gave an excellent speech on the role of social workers that was broadcast on C-SPAN Wednesday night. You can watch the entire lecture on C-SPAN’s website, which I have linked to. It run about an hour but is well worth the time.

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The August 26th Newsletter from The Political Social Worker and Rachel L. West Consulting.

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Reserve your spot today.

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New Yorkers: Please sign the petition and then share it.

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