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Recent Awards/Recognition

May 13, 2015

CWOP honors Founding Board Member, Dr. Terry Mizrahi and 20 distinguished NYC women during its 20th Anniversary Gala, May 13, 2015 at 6PM at the Museum of the City of NY.

July 7, 2014

Congrats to Long time ACOSA member, Mitch Kahn, for receiving National NASW Lifetime Achievement Award for 2013!


The award will be presented at the NASW National Conference, Washington, D.C
July 24, 2014


NASW Press Release:


Mitchell Kahn has been an educator, community organizer, activist and champion of social work. As a founder and recently retired director (Professor Emeritus) of the BSW Program at Ramapo College of New Jersey, his leadership is credited for the impressive number of Ramapo baccalaureate graduates who join MSW programs each year. More than 1000 of his students have gone on to social work graduate programs.


In the community, Kahn served as the executive director of the Bergen County Housing Coalition in Hackensack which provided housing counseling services to over 60,000 households during his 35 year tenure there. He also served as the vice president and director of organizing for the New Jersey Tenants Organization since 1977. He has organized more than 400 local tenant organizations affiliated with the state organization, and he was one of the founders of New Jersey Citizen Action in 1982. Since 2006, Kahn has been chairman of the board for the NASW New Jersey Chapter's Political Action for Candidate Election, or PACE.


During his career, he has authored numerous books, papers, articles and book chapters and spoken in numerous forums in New Jersey on housing and tenant's rights, social work education and social justice.



April 9, 2014


Dear Colleagues,


We like to acknowledge ACOSA members who have received awards/special recognition and it has just come to our attention that one of our members has been inducted int the 2014 Columbia University School of Social Work Alumni Association's Hall of Fame.


Please join us in congratulating Terry Mizrahi, one of the pioneers of ACOSA, for this great honor. The CSSW Alumni Association Hall of Fame honors distinguished Columbia School of Social Work alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the theory and/or practice of social work and who, by their example, have added distinction to the social work profession.


Congratulations, Terry!