The time to recalibrate the imbalance between micro and macro social work is now. There is an important initiative in progress, as we will show, to infuse the foundational macro component of our profession into the classroom and field to achieve a more equal footing with its clinical counterpart. This effort reflects and reinforces the understanding that social problems require complex and sustained intervention at all levels of social work practice. It has gained momentum since President Obama's identification as the “community organizer-in-chief,” along with significant nationwide movements in the past several years, such as the “Occupy” social protests and immigrant rights actions. In the context of these developments, there is a growing awareness of the relatively small percentage of social work students enrolled in macro methods who will be prepared to actively participate and provide skilled leadership at the grassroots, policy, coalition,...

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