Isabel Ching, MSW
Assistant Executive Director for Senior Services, Hamilton-Madison House, NY
“A social worker has to be able to see things through different lenses.”
I chose community organizing because I wanted to put myself outside of my comfort zone. I wanted to learn something new and interesting.
What I have enjoyed most about being a social worker is working at Hamilton-Madison House (HMH), which is one of the 35 settlement houses in New York City. Each day at work is not just a job, but a mission. It’s great to know that we live in a country that allows us to practice social work so that we can improve the welfare of the people and our community.
I always think that we need to remember the saying, “Think globally and act locally.” Social workers can apply this in almost everything we do and use it to guide their decisions.