Gabriela D. Acosta

Gabriela D. Acosta is the community manager for University of Southern California’s online online masters of social work program. Gaby has a background in sociology, and holds certifications in social justice mediation and diversity workshop facilitation. She is passionate about social justice, community organizing and leadership development through virtual campaigns. Follow her on Twitter @GabyAcosta101


Three Ways to Celebrate Social Work Month

Spread the word! March is National Social Work Month. Sponsored by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), this annual celebration recognizes the contributions of the nation’s more than 600,000 social workers...

3/12/15 #MacroSW Twitter Chat: Inequality for All

The wealth gap between America’s upper-income and middle-income families has reached a record high. According to a recent Pew Research Center analysis, in 2013, the median wealth of the nation’s upper-income families was nearly seven times the median wealth of middle-income families...

Systemic Racial Inequality Within The Justice System

Our legal system was designed to promote fairness and work for justice. However, people of color, especially black men, are arrested and tried at higher rates than whites. Once they are arrested, blacks are disproportionately more likely to go to jail for the same crime whites commit...

Join Us for All School Day: Race Relations In the 21st Century #ASD15

The University of Southern California School of Social Work and the MSW@USC invite you to join All School Day 2015 on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 9 a.m. PST/noon EST. This year’s theme is “Race Relations in the 21st Century: Is it Just a Black and White Issue?”..

Your Mental Health Story

We all have a personal mental health story. Your personal story could be intertwined with mental illness, trauma, domestic violence or a host of other issues. Here are just a few statistics that illustrate the prevalence of some pressing issues that may have touched your life...

Clearing the Ebola Confusion: Social Work’s Role in a Health Crisis

As of October 31, Ebola has killed 4,941 people in West Africa and one person in the U.S. But despite our safety to date,USA Today reports that public fear and confusion in the U.S. are growing as state and the federal governments bicker over quarantines, treatment protocols and travel policies...