Welcome to the Human Services Program!

The Human Services program prepares students for careers in social change by providing students with the theoretical and skill-based background necessary for practice and research.

The Human Services program strives to provide a holistic educational experience for all of our students. Consistent with CSSH’s Experiential Liberal Arts (ELA) emphasis, our students combine Northeastern’s signature focus on experiential learning, grounded in co-operative education, with the rigorous study of society, culture, politics, and ethics in a way that is mutually reinforcing.

Program News

Summer Reading – Community Favorities

What Kate Marple Read Kate has taught Nonprofit Communications. This summer she read hat the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance and Hope in an American City. This book is by author Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha who exposed the Flint water crisis in 2015. While it’s a story about what happened in one city,…
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Heal 2018 & O.P.E.N.

New resources and support groups on campus this fall! Attachments below. Read more about their specific approaches and meeting times, etc.   Heal Fall 2018: A confidential weekly support group for students affected by sexual violence. OPEN Club: The center is a resource for Northeastern students affected by sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation or…
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Program Events


Sustaining Yourself in the Age of #MeToo: A Self-Care Workshop

It’s hard to pick up the paper or sign on to social media without facing a barrage of news stories related to sexual violence. While it’s great that #MeToo has pushed the national dialogue about sexual violence to the forefront, it can also be overwhelming. In the midst of all this, you—survivors, significant others, and…
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Spotlight Series on Race: Millennials Respond

A millennial response to the Globe Spotlight Series on Race is being held on April 12, 2018 FROM 6:30-8 at the Emerson Paramount Center with a small reception to follow. The Boston Globe series highlighted the black brain drain happening in Boston and we will engage with the young people who have chosen to stay…
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