This course is a hybrid service break trip and an academic course deeply rooted in community engagement and advocacy. During the first term of the course, students will develop and practice the professional skills of advocacy through independent and small group research on social welfare policy priorities identified by the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Students will practice advocacy skills, and over spring break, will travel to Raleigh for Social Work Advocacy Day at the North Carolina General Assembly. There, we will gather with over 600 social workers from around the state to advocate legislators on issues imperative to social work practice and values and ethics. Upon return to campus, students will create and disseminate outcomes of their advocacy effort to the Warren Wilson College community and the larger community.General Education:CIV: Service Learning