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Waters to Hold Open Forum on Economic Stimulus at Los Angeles Campus, Springfield College School of Human Services

June 23, 2009

INGLEWOOD, Calif., June 22, 2009 – Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) will conduct an open forum for area residents to share their views on the national economic stimulus package and how it might affect them, their families and the community, on Sunday, June 28, at noon, at the Springfield College School of Human Services, 111 North La Brea Ave., Suite 101, Inglewood.

Participating in the discussion will be members of the school’s student body, faculty and staff. At the Los Angeles campus, the School of Human Services of the 125 year-old Massachusetts-based Springfield College provides bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in human services. Most students are adults who work in human services, and so classes are scheduled on weekends throughout the year.

Like School of Human Services programs in ten other cities across the nation, the degree programs at the Los Angeles campus build the leadership skills of human services professionals while they are serving their communities. A hallmark of the school’s education is that students identify a community need and design and implement a project to address it. Such projects are usually done in partnership with community organizations.

Most students complete their degrees in 16 to 24 months. The school accepts transfer credits from other regionally accredited institutions of higher learning. There is also a process for undergraduate students to claim academic credits for college-level learning gained through life and work experience.

Other campuses of the Springfield College School of Human Services are located in San Diego, Calif. ; Wilmington, Del.; Tampa Bay, Fla.; Boston and Springfield, Mass.; Manchester, N.H.; Charleston, S.C.; Houston, Texas; St. Johnsbury, Vt.; and Milwaukee, Wis.

Springfield College, founded in Springfield, Mass. in 1885, is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The Springfield College School of Human Services is approved by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education, and The Council for Standards in Human Services Education accredits the school’s undergraduate programs.

At its main campus in Springfield, Mass., Springfield College offers degree programs in human and social services, health sciences, sport management and movement studies, education, and the arts and sciences. There are more than 5,000 students at all campuses, and 41,000 alumni in 60 nations. Academics and student life are characterized by the college’s humanics philosophy, which emphasizes education in spirit, mind, and body, for leadership in service to others.

Information on the Springfield College School of Human Services is available by calling the Los Angeles campus at (310) 673-5607.

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