Global Impact

Across Cultures and Countries

Professor Mimi Chapman is helping to build bridges between different cultures and populations in North Carolina and abroad.

Professor Mimi Chapman is helping to build bridges between different cultures and populations in North Carolina and abroad.

Professor Mimi Chapman is helping to build bridges between different cultures and populations in North Carolina and abroad. Mimi examines immigration and the acculturation experiences of adolescent and younger Latinos in our state. She has implemented groundbreaking interventions that use art to help illuminate conscious and unconscious biases, with a goal toward changing how people treat one another.

Her pioneering work to combat discrimination has been used in training with college students, public school teachers and health care professionals. Mimi’s research has also been used in China to examine families’ urban-to-rural migration experiences.

On University Day in 2016, UNC presented the Edward Kidder Graham Award for Faculty Service to Mimi in recognition of her work.

UNC School of Social Work Funding Priorities

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Campus in November 2020.
Donor

Generating Opportunities

“This is just one of the ways we can move social justice forward.”

Hines family
Donor

Providing Housing Assistance

Donation to support veteran housing in Tiny Homes Village

Faculty Support

Carolina People: Sherry Mergner

Creating a more inclusive environment

UNC - Chapel Hill

Paving the Way

“Such attention and support from Carolina set me on a career path of 36 years…”

Health

Mental Health First Aid Training

"The training addresses issues that are not talked about but practically everyone deals with..."

Community

Improving Child Welfare

"One thing won't change. I'm a social worker."

Community

Developer of peer support specialist program has few peers

"...even when I could not do anything but listen...sometimes that’s all that is required."

Global Impact

A New Center for International Impact

Led by associate professor Gina Chowa, the new Global Social Development Innovations (GSDI) research center supports a team of researchers who are collaborating with partners locally and abroad to produce evidence, develop interventions and impact policy to improve the economic and social welfare of women, youth and their families globally. 

Parents

Helping Parents to Be Their Best

Assistant professor Paul Lanier investigates if parenting programs designed for fathers are effective.