College of Public and Community Service

College of Public and Community Service


The College of Public and Community Service (CPCS) provides opportunities for academic studies and professional development in the community development, human services, gerontology and evaluation research fields. Opportunities include careers as community developers, labor leaders, advocates for the elderly, and human services providers.

As a recognized leader in education for social change and civic engagement, CPCS prepares students to actively engage with individuals and communities in order to achieve social and economic justice. It forges partnerships with public agencies, community organizations, and labor organizations to build healthy, safe, sustainable communities; remove obstacles to achieve a fair and democratic society; and challenge the status quo.

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Why UMass Boston?

Lisa Gonsalves, director of Teach Next Year, is surrounded by teachers participating at Dorchester Academy.

Lisa Gonsalves

Teach Next Year Director

“UMass Boston’s urban mission is no better fulfilled than when it works with schools.”

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