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Sent exclusively to alumni, the Human Services and Social Justice Program newsletter features alumni and program updates, as well as event information. If you are one of our alumni, update your contact information with the GW Office of Alumni Relations to start receiving this and other exclusive alumni benefits.

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Zaniya Lewis works with high school students at the School Without Walls

Student Founder Supporting Women Leaders

HSSJ minor Zaniya Lewis founded the online YesSheCanCampaign as a first-year student minoring in human services and social justice.

Adam Graubart points to a research poster of his senior thesis

Measuring Social Justice at the Community Level

For his senior thesis research project, Adam Graubart, BA ’19, engaged with local D.C. synagogues to identify how specific congregations demonstrate their social justice values through their actions. Graubart conducted primary research through interviews and focus groups and presented his work at GW Research Days. His final thesis won the Julian Clement Chase Prize.
(left to right) Jagan Doodala and Christian Trummer

HSSJ Student Wins at GW New Venture Competition

Jagan Doodala, BA ‘19, and his research partner Christian Trummer won the $7,500 Quinn Prize for Best International and Social Entrepreneurship Venture. They created the WATTerWagon, which increases water carrying capacity and has the potential to help millions living in rural, water-scarce regions.
Kyrah Altman

Senior Kyrah Altman Aims to Revolutionize Mental Health Education

HSSJ major Kyrah Altman, BA '19, founded a nonprofit called LEAD (Let's Empower, Advocate and Do). The organization aims to reduce stigma and become the industry standard for mental health education in schools and youth-serving organizations.

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