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The Institute for the Advancement of Working Families

P.O. Box 13297

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19101

United States

Company Description

The Institute for the Advancement of Working Families (IAWF), incorporated October 10, 2001, is a 501 (c) (3) Pennsylvania Corporation organized under the Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation Law of 1988 for the purpose of conducting education, training, re ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Dean

Whitney M Young Jr Health Center Inc

Deputy State Court Administrator and Director of Court Management

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts

Scholar

Penn State's School of School Work

Affiliations

Fellow
Stoneleigh Foundation

Commission Executive Committee Member
The Strong Families Commission Inc

Member
Child Welfare League of America , Inc.

Board Member
National Association of Social Workers

Member
American Bar Association

Member
Council on Social Work Education

Member
National Organization of Forensic Social Work

Fellow
Institute for Court Management

Member
Certification Commission

Stoneleigh Foundation Fellow
Social Change

Founding Board Member
The Center for Working Families , Inc.

Founder
Historical Black Colleges

Founder
Berean Presbyterian Institute for Family Preservation and Policy Development

Founder
Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Center

Gerontological Fellow At the Philadelphia Regional Office
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Chair of Advisory Committee
Morehouse School of Medicine/Cork Institute

Education

BA

sociology

Morgan State University

Bachelor's degree

Sociology

Morgan State College

DSW

University of Pennsylvania

Fellow

Institute for Court Management

MSW

University of Pittsburgh

doctorate in Social Work

Administration

University of Pennsylvania , School of Social Work

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Rufus Sylvester Lynch, DSW, ACSW Region Representative IV [NJ, PA]

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Rufus Sylvester Lynch, DSW, ACSW
Rufus Sylvester Lynch, DSW, ACSW (Pennsylvania Chapter), is Founder and Principal Investigator of the Institute for the Advancement of Working Families, a forensic education, behavioral health and employment services corporation. He received a doctorate in Social Work Administration and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Work and a master's degree in Community Organization and Planning from the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Social Work.
NASW leadership positions held include local Chair of the Philadelphia/Southeast Division; President of the NASW-PA Chapter, National Committee on Inquiry, National Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, National Futures Commission, was elected to the Delegate Assembly three times and was inducted as a Social Work Pioneer. Dr. Lynch is also a member of the National Organization of Forensic Social Work, Council on Social Work Education, Child Welfare League of America and the American Bar Association.


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Rufus Sylvester Lynch, DSW, ACSW

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Rufus has been a social worker for over 40 years and has served the profession in a variety of settings. He is a NASW Social Work Pioneer ® and Stoneleigh Foundation Senior Fellow. He also is currently the President and Principal Investigator for the Institute for the Advancement of Working Families (IAWF). Rufus has served as the Dean and a Professor at the Whitney M. Young, Jr. School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University. He has lectured at over a dozen colleges and universities; authored or co-authored over 22 published manuscripts in professional books and/or scholarly journals. Rufus has been a NASW member for 42 years. He has served NASW as a President, a Delegate Assembly Representative on three separate occasions, and as Chair of the Philadelphia Division. He is a former recipient of the NASW-PA Social Worker of the Year award.


Rufus Lynch

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Rufus Sylvester Lynch (1946 - )

Pioneering Contributions: Rufus Sylvester Lynch has spent much of his career as a social worker interfacing with societal institutions responsible for law enforcement and the protection of civil rights. He became one of the first, if not the first, social worker to graduate as a Fellow from the Institute for Court Management (ICM), National Center for State Courts in Williamsburg, Virginia. In Pennsylvania, while serving as Deputy Court Administrator, for the State Supreme Court, and Director of Court Management, he trained District Justices and their staff, County Deputy Sheriffs, and State Constables. In his work within the court system and his continued devotion to justice system advocacy in non-traditional social work settings, he demonstrated that social work skills and social workers are extremely valuable in creating an effective judicial system and helped expand and legitimize the role of social workers in court settings.
He has been the catalyst and founder of key service/research organizations as well as charitable enterprises related to family and community empowerment. Lynch founded and served as president and principal investigator of the Institute for the Advancement of Working Families, a forensic education, behavioral change, and employment services corporation focused on welfare recipients and the working poor. As President and Principal Investigator of IAWF, he pioneered efforts in Pennsylvania to deliver forensic education and navigation services to TANF recipients and low-income wage earners that desired to reconnect with their children and/or families, but was facing legal impediments to employment and therefore self-sufficiency. He created a support group, Men Working Toward Economic Self-Sufficiency to assist men in their responsibilities as fathers.
Lynch is a Founding Board Member of The Center for Working Families, Inc., in Atlanta, Georgia, which was pioneered by the Casey Foundation.
Career Highlights
Rufus Lynch worked for the Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania as well as the Pennsylvania Speaker of the House of Representatives. From 1987 through 1994, Lynch served as Deputy State Court Administrator and Director of Court Management for the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC). In this position, he was responsible for the unification and standardization of court administrative practices in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. One of his most noteworthy accomplishments was the spearheading of the development of the first comprehensive legislation in Pennsylvania history to regulate constables who serve the judiciary.
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Lynch was dean and professor at the Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University where he oversaw the redesign and construction of the school's permanent home. During his tenure he created the concentrations of gerontology and forensic social work. In 2009, Lynch accepted an invitation from the Morehouse School of Medicine/Cork Institute to serve as Chair of its Advisory Committee for the recently established Historical Black Colleges and Universities-Center for Excellence in Substance Abuse and Mental Health. Presently, Dr. Lynch serves as a Stoneleigh Foundation Fellow for Social Change, as well as a Research Associate at Bryn Mawr College, Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. As Principal Investigator for the Project "The Integration of Responsible Fatherhood within Foster Care Service Delivery and Other Systems of Care," he explores best practices for integration of Responsible Fatherhood programming within family focused systems of care. In January 2013 he was voted Chair of the Philadelphia Strong Families Coalition (PSFC) Core Group, which has as its mission to strengthen families and improve child well-being through advocacy for effective policies and programs, for leveraging resources, and for encouraging collaboration among Philadelphia's organizations that are family focused and inclusive of fathers.
Biographic Data
Dr. Lynch received his BA in sociology from Morgan State University in 1968. He received his MSW from the University of Pittsburgh in 1970 and his DSW from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Work in 1973.
Significant Achievements and Awards
Rufus Lynch received the Pennsylvania Social Worker of the Year award in 1978. He was twice recognized by the U.S. Jaycees as an Outstanding Young Man of America. Lynch was the first African American elected to the presidency of the Pennsylvania chapter of NASW. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work and served as a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Penn State's School of School Work in 1981.
He has participated in several White House conferences and or White House public forums, including the White House Conference on Aging, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), and the White House Roundtable discussion on "Faith-Based and Community Strategies to Promote Healthy Families."
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Lynch, R.S., J. Mitchell, and E. Herrington. "Social Work Education in Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Managing the Legacies and Challenges. Management and Leadership in Social Work Practice and Education: Ed. Leon H. Ginsberg. Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education, 2008 (411-30).
Lynch, R. S., and J. Mitchell. "Do the Ethical Standards of the Profession Carry a Higher Authority Than the Law?


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Dr. Rufus Sylvester Lynch, DSW President and Principal Investigator, Institute for the Advancement of Working Families (IAWF)


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Rufus Sylvester Lynch, DSW

Committee Chairperson;President and PI, Institute for the Advancement of Working Families

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