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

Conversation with Anna Pierce-Slive, Farmer for Haley House at the Thornton Street Farm, and Malene Welch, Community Garden Coordinator

Conversation with Anna Pierce-Slive, Farmer for Haley House at the Thornton Street Farm, and Malene Welch, Community Garden Coordinator, joined HUSV2400 (Food Justice & Community Development) and a food justice-focused section of AWD on Friday, April 3. Watch the video here.   Anna Pierce-Slive Bio Anna was deeply changed by working the earth almost a decade…
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Northeastern University Human Services Alumni and their work as it relates to COVID-19

Northeastern University Human Services Alumni are interviewed to discuss their work as it relates to COVID-19. Rachel Klein discusses her role at Women’s Lunch Place as it relates to the pandemic. Learn more about Women’s Lunch Place at https://womenslunchplace.org.

Human Services Major Danielle Dotter Preps Food for Local Community at More Than Words

Danielle Dotter (Human Services 2020) was hard at work prepping food and doing a needs assessment of youths in the local community with More Than Words Boston. See more here!  

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Program Events

11/16/2019

Film Screening: “Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools”

Register on Eventbrite for this film screening and panel discussion with Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley! There are nationwide screenings as attention is being drawn to this — don’t miss out on the opportunity to watch it in the Boston area!

11/18/2019

Julie (Jules) Netherland, Ph.D.

Dr. Netherland’s work explores the multiple strategies which engage the academy in drug policy reform. How does the white washing of the opioid crisis engender cultural representations and policy responses that maintain the innocence of the white drug user in ways intended to keep them out of the criminal justice system? Dr. Netherland will discuss…
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12/05/2019

Trivia Night 2019

RSVP here!

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