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

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‘I can’t breathe!’: The federal government’s responsibility

Faculty & Research

More aggressive government interventions are needed in order to mitigate the precarious and life-threatening existence of black and brown bodies. "I...

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Amplifying Your Impact, Katherina Rosqueta’s TEDXPhilly Talk

Faculty & Research

Katherina Rosqueta, the Founding Executive Director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP), wants to reclaim the word "philanthropist." During her TEDXPhilly talk she...

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Helping Young Adults Aging Out of Foster Care

Faculty & Research

According to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System, 23,396 youth aged out of foster care nationwide during...

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Student Life

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

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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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PhilaSoup wins Mobilize.org’s reGenerate Philly Summit Award

Student Life

“We are thrilled that PhilaSoup was one of the winners at the Mobilize.org reGenerate Philly Summit,” Nikka Landau, NPL candidate and co-founder...

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Social Work Advocates for Immigrant Rights

Student Life

“We work with all immigrants, regardless of their country of origin. This year we worked in Center City with District...

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Alumni Stories

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

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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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Celebrating the Ordinary and Extraordinary

Alumni Stories

The glamorously dressed pose on the red carpet, as photographers jostle to get the best shot. It’s a Hollywood moment,...

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NPL Alumni Win Dean’s Participation Competition

Alumni Stories

Congratulations to NPL Alumni [Link to: People > Alumni > NPL], who rose to Dean Gelles’ challenge to increase donor participation...

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Global Engagement

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

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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Conscientious Collaborators in Social Change

Global Engagement

SP2 Professor, Toorjo Ghose, PhD, believes social work has had a poor history of global involvement. “Too often, we come...

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Gifts & Giving

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

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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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Donor Highlight: The Ann Nolan Reese Penn Aging Concentration Program, Ann Nolan Reese, CW74

Gifts & Giving

“By combining clinical research and education with programmatic solutions, SP2 ensures that our graduates are equipped to redefine the possibilities...

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