NEXT CHAPTER MEETING: Monday, September 6 -8 PM, Location TBD. TOPIC: Vicarious Traum


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 continues to need you as an active participant.  The Baltimore Community needs our unity and activism!

Membership is available to individuals of African Descent with a degree in social work or persons currently enrolled in a social work program. 

Member Benefits

There are benefits to membership, which include:

  • Access to professional networking and support
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Resources for clinical supervision, license exam preparation, and job openings
  • Up-to-date info on social work certifications and licensure regulations
  • Access to a community of like-minded professionals, free from oppressive & microaggressive elements

Membership Fees

General Membership Annual  Fee  --  $75.00 

Retired Professional Annual Fee  --  $45.00 

Student Membership Annual Fee  --  $45.00 

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

For students--many colleges and universities have student chapters.  Students whose schools do not have chapters 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 Baltimore Legacy Chapter Members who made donations above & beyond their annual membership dues, with goal of "pulling together" resources to ensure Baltimore Legacy can thrive.  

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

For more information, or to join the Harambee Circle, please contact NaShey Ingram, Treasurer, at 443-529-0253 or via email at


To Join

To join, please:

  • Complete the membership application.
  • Select the appropriate membership level.
  • Complete your payment transaction via PayPal. 

Membership Application

General Membership Fee


Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

  For General Annual Membership.

Retired Professional Annual Membership Fee


Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

 For Retired Black Social Work Professionals

Student Annual Membership Fee


Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

 For students currently enrolled in an accredited social work program.