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Jane Addams (1860-1935) Anyone who's been helped by a social worker has Jane Addams to thank. In grimy, late 19th century Chicago, she invented the idea of "settlement houses" - some of the first social service organizations. They offered night classes for adults, a kindergarten, a coffeehouse, a gym, & social groups meant to create a sense of community and agency among downtrodden and struggling people. Hull House served more than 2,000 people every week.

The 25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century

Jane Addams (1860-1935) Anyone who's been helped by a social worker has Jane Addams to thank. In grimy, late 19th century Chicago, she invented the idea of "settlement houses" - some of the first social service organizations. They offered night classes for adults, a kindergarten, a coffeehouse, a gym, & social groups meant to create a sense of community and agency among downtrodden and struggling people. Hull House served more than 2,000 people every week.

Jane Addams (1860-1936) - First American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She was a leader in the Suffrage movement and co-founder (with Ellen Gates Starr) of Hull House, an institution set up in the poor neighborhood of Chicago to provide services such as daycare and classes in music and literature for recent immigrants.

Jane Addams (1860-1936) - First American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She was a leader in the Suffrage movement and co-founder (with Ellen Gates Starr) of Hull House, an institution set up in the poor neighborhood of Chicago to provide services such as daycare and classes in music and literature for recent immigrants.

9 Most Influential Women in the History of Social Work. Celebrating #WomensHistoryMonth and #SocialWorkMonth by featuring some incredible female social work leaders!

9 Most Influential Women in the History of Social Work. Celebrating #WomensHistoryMonth and #SocialWorkMonth by featuring some incredible female social work leaders!

Jane Addams - pioneer social worker and activist. (I was a very young girl when I read her biography and she became one of the first women I came to admire).

Jane Addams - pioneer social worker and activist. (I was a very young girl when I read her biography and she became one of the first women I came to admire).

"I believe that peace is not merely an absence of war but the nurture of human life, and that in time this nurture would do away with war as a natural process." - Jane Addams

"I believe that peace is not merely an absence of war but the nurture of human life, and that in time this nurture would do away with war as a natural process." - Jane Addams

Twenty photographs and brief biographies of the following daring women: Bessie Coleman, Susan B. Anthony, Maria Montessori, Eleanor Roosevelt, Frida Kahlo, Julia Morgan, Maria Mitchell, Florence Nightingale, Margaret Sanger, Harriet Tubman, Mary McLeod Bethune, Margaret Fuller, Emma Goldman, Jane Addams, Marian Anderson, Amy Marcy, Cheney Beach, Gertrude Bell, Dorothea Dix and Isadora Duncan.

Twenty photographs and brief biographies of the following daring women: Bessie Coleman, Susan B. Anthony, Maria Montessori, Eleanor Roosevelt, Frida Kahlo, Julia Morgan, Maria Mitchell, Florence Nightingale, Margaret Sanger, Harriet Tubman, Mary McLeod Bethune, Margaret Fuller, Emma Goldman, Jane Addams, Marian Anderson, Amy Marcy, Cheney Beach, Gertrude Bell, Dorothea Dix and Isadora Duncan.

The Hull House was established by Jane Addams in 1889. This was a settlement house opened its doors and provided more than a shelter to the poor immigrants.This also allowed them to socialize with society.

The Hull House was established by Jane Addams in 1889. This was a settlement house opened its doors and provided more than a shelter to the poor immigrants.This also allowed them to socialize with society.

Jane Addams, pioneer American social worker and feminist, and the FIRST woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in 1931.

Jane Addams, pioneer American social worker and feminist, and the FIRST woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in 1931.

How some women use their power. Jane Addams created Hull House in Chicago, the first "settlement house" to aid immigrants and poor people in the metropolis. She won the Nobel Peace Prize and sparked the profession of social work.

How some women use their power. Jane Addams created Hull House in Chicago, the first "settlement house" to aid immigrants and poor people in the metropolis. She won the Nobel Peace Prize and sparked the profession of social work.