Because You Can’t Chart a Path for the Future, Without Knowing How We Got to Our Present

The History of Social Welfare in AmericaThe Social Welfare History ProjectThe Human Spirit Initiative

The Social Welfare History Project and the Human Spirit Initiative are bringing much needed attention to the social welfare movement and its legacy, of which many National Assembly member organizations are a part. Together these websites provide an extraordinary overview of social welfare in America. Use them as a resource as you are helping new employees and volunteers understand how things came to be as they are, how the work we do today is part of a rich history of innovation and leadership.

Check out the sites:

If you’d like to see your organization’s history included in the project, individuals and organizations are urged to email: