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  • SP2 Mentor Collective Connects Students & Alums

    Administered by SP2’s Office of Student Affairs, the program pairs students one-on-one with supportive alumni mentors.

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  • Michael & Lisa Nutter Launch Economic Mobility Initiative

    Their three-pronged approach includes the Center for Social Mobility and Prosperity, a “think and do tank” housed at SP2.

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  • MSW Student Alisa Branch on Being a Non-Traditional Learner

    Even after a three-decade career, Alisa Branch still felt that she had more to learn and contribute as a social work professional.

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Degree Programs & Study Opportunities

Penn Social Policy & Practice prepares students to address micro and macro societal problems at the local, national, and international levels.

SP2 News

Dennis Culhane stands in front of a class of students. All are wearing face masks.

Faculty & Research

‘The passionate pursuit of social justice’

The School of Social Policy & Practice addresses social inequities through research. After majoring in psychology, John Gyourko spent 10 years exploring...

School of Social Policy & Practice sign on the Caster Building seen with pink azaleas.

Student Life, Alumni Stories

SP2 Mentor Collective Connects Students with Supportive Alums

Navigating the student experience at a rigorous Ivy League institution like Penn – and planning for what comes next—comes with...

Jennifer Prah

Faculty & Research

New Director of the Ortner Center

Dean Sara S. Bachman is delighted to announce the appointment of Jennifer J. Prah, Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity,...

Michael Nutter and Lisa Nutter

Faculty & Research

Michael and Lisa Nutter to Launch Economic Mobility Initiative at SP2

In the United States, economic inequality is among the most pressing social issues of recent decades. The country’s wealth gap, which...

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