Daniel Mango is an award-winning social worker and racial justice activist from the United States. He is the winner of the Future of Social Work Award, awarded by the National Association for Social Workers Massachusetts Chapter in 2020.
Personal Life Daniel grew up in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States and moved between Pennsylvania and New Jersey as a child . In his late-teen's he enlisted in the United States Army, serving in South Korea. After his service he spent years studying and traveling internationally. He has earned higher degrees in business, psychology and social work and is an accomplished professional athlete and artist.
Professional Life Before his social work career, Daniel spent years as a teacher and played professional basketball in Spain. In 2018 he made the career-change into social work, attending Boston University's Master of Social Work Program as a Clinical Practice major with a Macro Practice minor.  He since has become a respected professional and activist, gaining particular notoriety in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2020, Daniel won the Future of Social Work award from the National Association for Social Workers Massachusetts Chapter. This award is given annually by the National Association of Social Workers Massachusetts Chapter  which part of the national association . After nomination, the awardee is selected based on the following criteria; "Promotes a positive public image of social work through commitment to and embodiment of NASW’s six core values of the social work profession: service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. Demonstrates exemplary leadership and mastery. Demonstrates excellence in academics, research, and/or practice. Makes promising contributions to the social work field by performing above and beyond expectations for a student in placement, volunteer work, and/or practice."  Daniel was nominated for this award for his work in the fight for racial justice, particularly in American education systems, spending most of his clinical hours working in educational settings in Boston, MA.  
- "Announcing our Honorees, LEAD Registration Open, Prison Lockdown: February E-News 2020".
- "Sherry Cohen (SSW'88) and Daniel Mango (SSW'20) Honored with NASW-MA's 'Lifetime Achievement' and 'Future of Social Work' Awards | School of Social Work". www.bu.edu.
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