The field of human services calls upon cross-cultural communication as a crucial skill and constant companion. In true Northeastern form, experiential education is the name of the game. To put theory into practice, undergraduate students in Ruth Economou and Jordan Fox-Kemper’s Human Services Counseling classes participated in cross-cultural interview exchanges with students in several sections…
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Julie Miller is a gerontological social worker by training and a filmmaker by hobby. She came to MIT’s AgeLab (where she and her colleagues how people can live better lives in old age) by way of Northeastern University, where she teaches, and The University of California, Berkeley, where she received her Masters in Social Work.
Students, staff and faculty attended the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC): Champions for Change Gala and Auction on Friday, October 17th, 2014 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.
Interested in critical reflection on global service-learning? Our very own, Lori Gardinier, authored a chapter on the evolution and elements of the capacity building project our students participated in their Dialogue of Civilizations.
Faculty may not be aware of the tremendous responsibility we assume leading global programs until it is tested.
Social change often depends on collaboration between industries or organizations that possess different but equally valuable expertise. To foster these collaborations, partners must first understand where there is overlap in their missions and why each organization stands to benefit from the other. But this can be difficult when the language that industries and organizations use to describe their work makes similarities opaque.
In order to rebuild trust between the community and the police, the political leaders, the community members, and the representatives of the local government need to critically examine the excessive use of force by police in Ferguson. They need to look at formal police procedures and the actual outcomes of encounters in the community.
Maya Genovesi, SSH’11, was a few months into a co-op as a counselor at a residential treatment facility for mentally ill adolescents when her boss pulled her aside to offer constructive, blunt criticism of her contributions.
The final exam for Northeastern’s massive open online course on effective charitable giving was not a traditional essay or a multiple-choice test. Instead, students made a social impact by selecting nonprofits to receive grant funding to help support their missions.