(Laura) Jane Addams (September won worldwide recognition in the first third of the twentieth century as a pioneer social worker in America, as a feminist, and as an internationalist. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in
Any down-on-his-luck person who& been helped by a social worker has Jane Addams to thank. In grimy late century Chicago, she pioneered the idea of settlement houses that offered night classes.
Jane Addams was a pioneer American settlement activist/reformer, social worker, public philosopher, she and Woodrow Wilson identified themselves as reformers and social activists, Addams was one of the most prominent reformers of the Progressive Era.