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Faculty & Research

New Penn SP2-Wharton Professional Certificate Program

From Direct Practice to Social Work Leadership A new interdisciplinary collaboration between Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) and...

Dr. Ioana E. Marinescu

Faculty & Research

SP2 Faculty Member Testifies on Positive Effects of Universal Basic Income

Ioana Marinescu, PhD, assistant professor at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice and Faculty Research Fellow at the National...

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Faculty & Research

Several SP2 Experts Listed as Top 100 Most Influential Contemporary Social Work Faculty

Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) faculty members Richard J. Gelles, Steven C. Marcus, Phyllis Solomon, Ram A....

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Faculty & Research, Student Life

Penn Futures Project Partnership Site, Local School Recognized for Strong Growth

Kensington Health Sciences Academy (KHSA) was recently recognized by the School District of Philadelphia for having shown three years of strong growth and progress. The...

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Faculty & Research

Online Learning: Creating an Effective Child Welfare System

The child welfare system is complex and the consequences of its decisions can be grave. But one cannot improve the...

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Faculty & Research

New Report Predicts Aging Homeless Population Will Nearly Triple by 2030

Experts Discuss Solutions to Offset Instability and Costs The population of individuals who are homeless and elderly is expected to nearly...

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Faculty & Research

Welcome Sally Bachman, New Dean of SP2

Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) rang in the new year with a new dean. As of January 1,...

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Faculty & Research, Gifts & Giving

Achieving Great Social Impact with CHIP

The 2019 High Impact Giving Guide has been released, offering expert advice on how donors make the most change with philanthropic...

Child Maltreatment in Insular & Isolated Communities

Faculty & Research

CWLA and Penn Field Center Publish New Essay Collection: Child Maltreatment in Insular & Isolated Communities

A newly-released online essay collection, the result of a collaboration by the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) and the...