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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...

Caster building

Faculty & Research, Student Life

Reflecting on Juneteenth

  Dear SP2 Community, In honor of Juneteenth, Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice will join with the rest of the...

Black Lives Matter sign

Faculty & Research, Student Life

A Message of Support to Students, Staff, and Faculty

The School of Social Policy & Practice and its administration supports our students, staff, and faculty as they exercise their...

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Faculty & Research

Community of Hope: SP2 Associate Professor Secures COVID-19 Crisis Funding to Aid Re-Entering Individuals in Philadelphia

As efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 remain underway in the United States, public health and government officials continue...

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Faculty & Research

New Study Examines Experiences of Foster Youth During COVID-19

A new study from the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice, & Research reveals that youth in foster care and...

SP2 diploma stand-ins before ceremony

Faculty & Research, Student Life

Social Policy & Practice’s 2020 Award Winners

Please join us in recognizing and congratulating the following members of our Social Policy & Practice community for their outstanding...

Amy Castro Baker speaking at a cash transfer informational session

Faculty & Research

COVID-19 and the Housing Crisis

Amy Castro Baker has been in the news lately. As an assistant professor in the School of Social Policy &...

Jennifer Prah Ruger

Faculty & Research

Health Equity in a Time of Global Crisis

We’ve all seen the graphs. Italy and Iran’s numbers are peaking; Taiwan’s is relatively flat. In the United States, a...

Tenting in Los Angeles

Faculty & Research

New Report: Impact of COVID-19 on Homelessness

The coronavirus pandemic is likely to kill more than 3,400 people experiencing homelessness across the United States, according to new...