Welcome to the Human Services Program!

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

Students take academically rigorous courses relevant to the field while honing their skills through our extensive experiential educational opportunities. Through courses, service-learning, co-op and internships, students acquire professional skills related to counseling, nonprofit management, political advocacy, and organizational and community development.

Program News

Alum Lauren Taylor featured on the Press Democrat

Alum Lauren Taylor is featured on the Press Democrat, a daily newspaper published in Santa Rosa, California. Taylor is featured for her new position as Director of Resident Services for Santa Rosa nonprofit Burbank Housing. Read more here. 

Photos: 2017 faculty book launch

Write. Edit. Publish … Celebrate! On November 13, members of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs came together to celebrate the work of seven faculty members who published thought-provoking and award-winning books in 2017. Below are photos from the event as well as brief synopses of all eight books. (Note: Click images to enlarge…
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Program Events

11/16/2017

Community Health Center Job Fair – Nov 16th, 2017

JVS CareerSolution will be hosting a Community Health Center Job Fair on November 16th, 2017.   There will be 7 employers from the Greater Boston area:   Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Edward M Kennedy Community Health Center Fenway Health Harbor Health Services, Inc. Lowell Community Health Center South Boston Community Health Center…
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11/17/2017

Is Trump Making Investigative Reporting Great Again?

Join Northeastern University’s School of Journalism and ProPublica for a half-day of panels and discussion around investigative reporting in the Age of Trump. The conference will feature keynote presentations from Eric Umansky, Deputy Managing Editor of ProPublica, and Louise Kiernan, Editor in Chief of ProPublica Illinois. Panels will feature tips, techniques and tales from reporters and editors from The Boston…
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