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Faculty & Research

Articles, News, Announcements, Stories, Publications, Images and Social Media from around the SP2 Community.

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Staff Q&A with Nancy Peter

Faculty & Research

“Out-of-school time is a great opportunity to cultivate academic achievement in everything from improved grades to high school graduation,” says...

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Social Policy Researcher at Penn Honored With WOAR’s Bridge of Courage Award

Faculty & Research

Susan B. Sorenson, professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, will receive the 2014 Bridge of Courage...

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Faculty Accomplishments, Summer 2014

Faculty & Research

Jeffrey Applegate, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor in the Clinical DSW Program, is co-editor of a special issue of the Smith College...

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Student Life

Articles, News, Announcements, Stories, Publications, Images and Social Media from around the SP2 Community.

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Inter-generational Inspiration

Student Life

During her second year field placement at the Department of Human Services, Cherlyn Lim designed and implemented an inter-generational program...

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Discover SP2′s Story

Student Life

Last week, Dean John L. Jackson, Jr. announced the School of Social Policy & Practice's completely redesigned website. Highlighting the work and experiences of faculty, students,...

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New Students Volunteer in West Philadelphia as Part of Penn Community Teamworks

Student Life

Sixteen incoming graduate students and one alumna of the University of Pennsylvania spent the day making a house a home in West Philadelphia. On Aug. 20, as...

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Alumni Stories

Articles, News, Announcements, Stories, Publications, Images and Social Media from around the SP2 Community.

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Make a Movie, Make a Difference

Alumni Stories

"People can relate to stories and empathize when they see faces," Melissa Skolnick, MSW'12 explained. Since graduating, Skolnick has used this...

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Examining Societal Connection Between Blackness and Criminality

Alumni Stories

Casey Bohrman, MSW'03, PhD'13, Assistant Professor of Social Work at West Chester University examines the societal connection between blackness and criminality...

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Turning Adversity into Action

Alumni Stories

At the heart of social change is the ability to turn adversity into action Kimmie Weeks, NPL’08, a survivor of...

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Global Engagement

Articles, News, Announcements, Stories, Publications, Images and Social Media from around the SP2 Community.

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Five Years of Exchange

Global Engagement

This summer the School of Social Policy & Practice welcomed five Chinese exchange students from Bejing Normal University (BNU). The program,...

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Experiencing Social Change from a Grassroots Perspective

Global Engagement

While most of the Penn community was ringing in the New Year, a group of students led by Dr. Femida...

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Developing Communities at Home and Abroad

Global Engagement

Before arriving at Penn to pursue an MSW and MPA, Perfecta Lacenski was highly engaged in social service both within...

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Gifts & Giving

Articles, News, Announcements, Stories, Publications, Images and Social Media from around the SP2 Community.

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Taking Ideas to the Next Level

Gifts & Giving

NPL candidate Casey Combs said his experience at the Schwartz Family Penn Social Impact House took his idea for a...

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A Message from Dean Jackson, Future of Social Change Kickoff in Philadelphia

Gifts & Giving

Dean John L. Jackson, Jr. invites the SP2 community to attend one of the Future of Social Change Tour events.  Register today...

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Schwartz Family Penn Social Impact House Empowers Entrepreneurs

Gifts & Giving

The Schwartz Family Penn Social Impact House brought together 22 Penn students and recent alumni for two weeks to design effective...

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