The UW School of Social Work is a recognized leader with outstanding academic programs, innovative research centers, and transformative community partnerships. In 2017, U.S. News and World Report ranked the School No. 3 in the nation for its MSW program, and the Center for World University Rankings rated the School No. 1 in the world for its scholarship.

The UW School of Social Work is the Alliance’s lead partner, providing administrative, programmatic, research and evaluation services. The Alliance headquarters at the School of Social Work also serve as the workforce training center for Region 2 in Western Washington.