Arnold Gurin


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(1917–1991) Arnold Gurin was a leader in advancing community organization, social work policies and practices, planning and research, education, and administration in voluntary, government, and Jewish services. He served as caseworker in the Chicago Relief Administration; as a caseworker, employment interviewer, and migration worker to resettle victims of Nazi persecution in the National Refugee Service; and as director of budget research and director of field services for the Council of Jewish Federation. In the last capacity he was involved in a broad spectrum of social, health, and educational services of Jewish communities across the United States and Canada and in other countries. He then turned to social work education, teaching at Michigan State, Columbia, and Brandeis universities. At Brandeis he became professor and dean of the Florence Heller Graduate School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare.


From Encyclopedia of Social Work in Oxford Reference.

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