Message from Faculty Director and Assistant Dean

For more than a century, Harvard College students have engaged in meaningful community service through programs at Phillips Brooks House. Today, Phillips Brooks House is a vibrant and growing department offering curricular and co-curricular programs to prepare Harvard College students with the knowledge and tools needed to meet the challenges facing our society. Through academic coursework, leadership development, volunteerism, community activism, and pre-professional experiences, we offer many pathways for students to engage in public service. We work closely with a wide range of partners to ensure that our programs address critical community needs. By participating in our programs, Harvard students can make important contributions to social welfare and develop a strong sense of public purpose and commitment to civic good.

We welcome you to the Phillips Brooks House.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with ideas, questions and feedback at


Julie Reuben

Charles Warren Professor of the History of Education

Faculty Director


Travis Lovett

Assistant Dean, Civic Engagement and Service