Why Heller?

When the Heller School was founded in 1959, it offered a small, pioneering doctoral program whose graduates would "break a barrier" by using social science disciplines and the most advanced quantitative and qualitative methods towards building a more equitable America. Today, Heller has grown into one of the country's most highly ranked schools of social policy and a leading research institution shaped by its social justice roots.

Heller's influence on both policy and practice is powered by its people. In the videos below, several of Heller's community members talk about why Heller matters now, more than five decades after the school's work began. (Click on the playlist arrow on the top left of the player window to select from the collection of videos.)