Dear HSSJ Alumni,
Our HSSJ community is, as ever, incredibly active. In this newsletter, we will recognize the outstanding service and scholarship that we have contributed to our field and the D.C. metro area. In particular, we would like to recognize our students Adam Graubart, Venkata Jagan Doodala and Zaniya Lewis who do amazing research, social entrepreneurship and service activities. We would also like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Emily Morrison for her long-time service as program director. Dr. Morrison remains in the program continuing her scholarship, teaching and advising.
In the spring, we undertook a study to determine where our graduates in the past five years have gone after leaving the program. The post-university paths of our alumni demonstrate a rich tapestry of experiences. For those working, the vast majority hold or have held jobs within our HSSJ field, most of those in nonprofits. Alumni also work in education (at schools and institutions), business (often in corporate philanthropy/grants giving), health and government. For those pursuing graduate studies, they concentrate primarily in fields that correspond to HSSJ, such as public policy/administration, education, social work, law and public health, among others. A few alumni have done prestigious gap year programs, such as Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, Teach for America and KIPP, while two received distinguished Fulbright awards.
It was amazing and inspiring learning of all the wonderful work our graduates do. We love hearing about your accomplishments! Please stay in touch by email or join our private LinkedIn group: GW Human Services and Social Justice Program.
Please consider staying involved with HSSJ by becoming a guest speaker, a site supervisor, attending campus events and financially supporting our program. In particular, we currently seek matching funds for our capstone course philanthropy project that we do in partnership with the Learning by Giving Foundation.
Thank you for all that you do!