The Social Work Club at College of Western Idaho is committed to carrying out the mission of the social work profession within the campus community and external communities. We are dedicated to raising awareness of current social issues, helping members develop an equity mindset, and advocating for resilient and vulnerable populations. Within these efforts, we value and adhere to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics to guide our decision making. All are welcome who wish to work toward the common good and become change agents within our communities!


Photo of Sunny  Smart
Sunny Smart President
Photo of Jason  Congleton
Jason Congleton Vice President
Photo of Gabbi  Bergeron
Gabbi Bergeron Secretary
Photo of Mandy  Pena
Mandy Pena Treasurer

Social Work Club Events

Social Work Club News and Blogs

Craig Petersen

Speak Up Ink Up is a community event that raises money for CASA and provides a voice for children in the foster system.

LGBTQ+ Panel Discussion

College of Western Idaho’s Social Work Club is excited to present a community education panel and Q&A event focused on LBGTQ+ identities and experiences on March 15.

CWI Giving Tree collections

Thanks to generous contributions from the College of Western Idaho community, the 2022 Giving Tree collected more than 500 gifts for Treasure Valley children in need for the holidays.

LGBTQ+ Panel Discussion with audience

Hosted by CWI Social Work Club, the second series of the LGBTQ+ Panel Discussion focused on community education of transgender and nonbinary identities and experiences.

CWI Social Work Club posing for a picture at a walk

College of Western Idaho's Social Work Club is helping make an impact on lives affected by abuse around the Treasure Valley through a community partnership.

2022 College of Western Idaho graduate, Craig Petersen

Speak Up! Ink Up!, a charity event hosted by 2022 College of Western Idaho graduate, Craig Petersen, raises nearly $11,500 for Idaho foster children.