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California Social Work Hall of Distinction
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Lydia Rapoport (1923-1971)

Although Lydia Rapoport's life was a relatively short one, she was able to make profound contributions to the practice and teaching of social work that reached around the world. Her most renowned contribution was as the leader in the field of short-t...
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"The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on..."

– Walter Lippmann

The Hall of Distinction:
The California Social Work Hall of Distinction was created to honor those involved in bringing about the betterment of society. We also want to ensure that the contributions of social work leaders, innovators and pioneers would be recognized and preserved for the future.