Membership

Overview of Membership

Thank you for expressing interest in membership in the Baltimore Legacy Chapter, ABSW!  

Our newly-reactivated chapter is growing by leaps and bounds, and can only be 

a strong collective body with you as an active participant! 


Membership (and attendance at meetings and conferences) is available to individuals of African Descent who have a strong commitment to the social welfare of the Black Community, regardless of 

degree or area of profession.  


For more information on our membership criteria, please visit the national website.


Member Benefits

There are benefits to membership, which include:

  • Free or low-cost professional development opportunities (CEUs)
  • Access to professional networking and support
  • Resources for clinical supervision, license exam preparation, and job openings
  • Up-to-date info on social work certifications and licensure regulations
  • Fellowship in a community of like-minded professionals, free from oppressive & microaggressive elements
  • Educational and professional growth that centers people of African descent


Membership Fees

General Membership Annual  Fee  --  $75.00 

2020 Membership Drive: Sept. 1 - October 18, 2019 -- $65.00


Retired Professional Annual Fee  --  $45.00 

2020 Membership Drive: Sept. 1 - October 18, 2019 -- $35.00


Student Membership Annual Fee  --  $45.00 

2020 Membership Drive: Sept. 1 - October 18, 2019 -- $35.00


Membership dues renew on a calendar year  (January-December).  

The renewal period is September 1 - October 31.


FOR STUDENTS: Many colleges and universities have student chapters.  Students whose schools do not have a chapter are welcomed to join Baltimore Legacy Chapter at the student rate.


All fees are payable via PayPal at the links below.

Harambee Circle

Let's Pull Together

"Harambee" is a Swahili term meaning "all pull together"  Traditionally, NABSW meetings and gatherings typically end with the group holding hands in a  circle, shouting "Harambee!" 7 times while raising collective hands. 


The Harambee Circle is comprised of members who invest $100 (inclusive of their annual membership dues) with goal of "pulling together" resources to ensure Baltimore Legacy can thrive.  A one-time investment affords exclusive membership in the Harambee Circle. 


We honor their commitment by acknowledging their steadfastness to the ideals of the Baltimore Legacy Chapter & NABSW. 


To join the Harambee Circle, please complete the application, select ' Harambee Circle', and pay via PayPal below. 


For more information, please contact NaShey Ingram, Treasurer, at 443-529-0253 or via email at baltimoreabsw@gmail.com

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To Join

  • STEP 1: Complete the membership application.
  • STEP 2: Complete your PayPal transaction according to the appropriate membership level. 


You may also mail a MONEY ORDER payable to: 

Baltimore Legacy ABSW

PO Box 10899, Parkville, MD 21234


Harambee Circle

$100.00
Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

The Harambee Circle is comprised of members who invest $100 (inclusive of their annual membership dues) with goal of "pulling together" resources to ensure Baltimore Legacy can thrive.  A one-time investment affords exclusive membership in the Harambee Circle. 

General Membership Fee

$65.00
Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

For General Annual Membership.

Membership Drive: Sept. 1 - October 18

After October 18 - $75.00


Retired Professional Annual Membership Fee

$35.00
Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

 For Retired Black Social Work Professionals.

Membership Drive: Sept. 1 - October 18

After October 18 - $45.00

Student Annual Membership Fee

$35.00
Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

For students currently enrolled in an accredited social work program. 

Membership Drive: Sept. 1 - October 18

After October 18- $45.00