Stories from Alumni Stories

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

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SP2 Alum Named Executive Director of PA Human Relations Commission

Faculty & Research, Alumni Stories

Chad Dion Lassiter is no stranger to discrimination – in fact, he’s spent much of his career trying to dismantle...

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Theo Brandon and Halcyon Francis chatting in the SP2 student lounge.

Advancing Knowledge Through Financial Aid

Student Life, Alumni Stories, Gifts & Giving

Changing the world depends on new generations committed to actualizing societal transformation. Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2)...

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Samira Ali Awarded $5 Million Grant for Work on HIV/AIDS

Faculty & Research, Alumni Stories

If you told Samira Ali that she would end up in Houston, Texas, her hometown, doing the research work that...

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Celebrating 10 Years of SP2’s DSW Program: Graduate Spotlight

Alumni Stories

Growing up in rural South Korea, Anderson Sungmin Yoon had very specific goals; graduate from college and find a career...

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Alumni weekend welcome sign

You’re Invited: Alumni Weekend 2018

Alumni Stories

Penn's School of Social Policy & Practice is pleased to welcome the SP2 community to campus for a weekend of...

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Image of Catherine Revak, first-year DSW student at SP2.

Female Veterans Share Personal Stories of ‘Coming Home’

Student Life, Alumni Stories

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Catherine Revak, a first-year doctoral student in clinical social work at the University of Pennsylvania, was seated comfortably toward the...

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Amy Hillier working with SexGen Policy Lab interns to test out a board game that models how to discuss gender.

SexGen Policy Lab: SP2 Center Developing ‘Research with Teeth’

Faculty & Research, Alumni Stories

Where would you go if you wanted to access Ivy League research on policy, the market economy, sexuality, and gender?...

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Headshot of MSSP alum Ami Yares

SP2 Alum Named Executive Director of Philly Nonprofit, to Focus on Trauma-Informed Art

Alumni Stories

BuildaBridge (BaB) International has recently announced the arrival of their new executive director, Ami Yares, an alum from Penn's School...

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MSSP Alum: ‘We Cannot Ignore Tax Policy’

Alumni Stories

School of Social Policy & Practice alum Samantha Waxman, MSSP '16, recently wrote about the equitable distribution of wealth, land,...

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