News & Events

Congratulations to our 2019 Graduates!

HSSJ Student Graduates


Class Spotlight

Congratulations to Professor Kelso's HSSJ Senior Capstone Class!

The Learning by Giving Foundation (LxG) awarded the Capstone Class a third place prize of $1000 in their blog competition. Students wrote about their experiences partnering with LxG to award $8000 to a DC-based non-profit organization focusing on assisting immigrants.

Students from the Capstone Course


Read our 2018 Human Services & Social Justice Newsletter! And be sure to visit this page and our facebook news feed for department updates, events, scholarly activities, and new course descriptions.


Congratulations to our 2017 Graduates & Award Winners!

Honey W. Nashman Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Field of Human Service & Social Justice: Rachel Naugle (BA, Human Services & Social Justice ’17) and Leah Cohen (BA, Human Services and Social Justice '17) 

Julian Clement Chase Prize Recipient: Victoria Rowe (BA, Human Services and Social Justice '17) for her research paper titled, "Seek First to Understand: Exploring the Implementation of Culturally Relevant Education in the District of Columbia.”

GW Research Day 2017 Award Winners and their projects: 

  • Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Prize (Day 1 & Day 2) Undergraduate Presenters 2nd Place: Charleene Smith"Black Reproductive Freedom: Contraceptive Counseling.”
  • Overall Research Day Prizes, Education, Business, and Organizational Studies: 1st: Victoria Rowe"Seek First to Understand: Exploring the Implementation of Culturally Relevant Education in the District of Columbia."
  • Media and Cultural Studies: 2nd: Sara Policastro“Market Manager Relationships Around Financial Incentive Programs at D.C. Farmers' Markets."

Special Prizes

  • Nashman Prize 1st Place: Sara Policastro"Market Manager Relationships Around Financial Incentive Programs at D.C. Farmers' Markets."
  • 2nd Place: Charleene Smith"Black Reproductive Freedom: Contraceptive Counseling."
  • Diversity and Inclusion Prize: 2nd place: Theresa Cal"Unwanted Sexual Contact and the Implicit Objectification of Women"

Congratulations to the Honey W. Nashman Outstanding Seniors!

  • 2019: Helen Palatianos (not pictured)
  • 2018: Julia Resnik (pictured below)

 

Award Winner Julia Resnik

Andi Israel

Human Services Research

Human Services major Andi Israel has been developing a manual and curriculum for a new life skills program at Miriam’s Kitchen, enabling her to apply techniques and skills learned in the classroom. “Service-learning opportunities are made possible by GW's location and connections to myriad community-based organizations. I could not have found this program or this accessibility in many other schools” she says.