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  • SP2 Grad Advocates for Philly’s LGBTQ Population

    Sayeeda Rashid, a graduate of both the MSW and NPL programs, is a policy fellow with Philadelphia’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

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  • Community of Hope for Re-Entering Individuals

    SP2 Associate Professor Toorjo Ghose, PhD, has secured COVID-19 crisis funding to aid re-entering individuals in Philadelphia.

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  • A Message of Support to Students, Staff, and Faculty

    SP2 and its administration supports our students, staff, and faculty as they exercise their first amendment rights.

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Faculty & Research

Remembering Dr. Richard Gelles

It is with profound sadness that SP2 shares news of the passing of Dr. Richard Gelles. Dr. Gelles was diagnosed with...

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Alumni Stories

SP2 Grad Advocates for Philly’s LGBTQ Population

As policy fellow with Philadelphia’s Office of LGBT Affairs, Sayeeda Rashid of the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2)...

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Student Life

June 25, 2020 Message to the SP2 Community

Dear SP2 Students and Alumni, A group of students and alumni has circulated an open letter and petition addressed to me,...

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Student Life

Philanthropy Class Provides $55K in Grants to Local Nonprofits Amid COVID-19 Crisis

As safety measures around the COVID-19 pandemic halted all on-campus activity at Penn, Doug Bauer and Greg Goldman— like many...

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