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

Student Life, Alumni Stories, Gifts & Giving

Advancing Knowledge Through Financial Aid

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

Gifts & Giving

The Power of Penn SP2: A Transformational Campaign is Launched

In April 2018, Penn President Amy Gutmann announced the launch of a comprehensive campaign for the University that will enable...

Gifts & Giving

Make a Bigger Difference with the 2018 High Impact Giving Guide

Each year, the Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP) releases a comprehensive guide designed to help donors transform generosity into...

Mark S. Ostroff, W’79, and Dawn Ostroff

Gifts & Giving

Supporting Scholars and Ensuring Child Well-being

The Child Well-Being and Child Welfare Specialization program (CW2) at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice was created to...

Image of Carole Okun, SP2 alum

Alumni Stories, Gifts & Giving

Alum Carole Okun: The Life of a Social Worker is an Important One

Penn's School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) alum Carole Okun believes in social justice. She believes in change. And...

Toorjo Ghose, Calvin Bland, and Dean John L. Jackson, Jr., on Locust Walk.

Faculty & Research, Gifts & Giving

Calvin Bland Fellows Collaborate on Research Aimed at Improving Lives

The University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Futures Project (PFP) has named three Calvin Bland Faculty Fellows to collaborate on research for boys and...

Penn Graduate School of Education Dean Pam Grossman, School of Nursing Dean Antonia Villarruel and School of Social Policy & Practice Dean John Jackson

Faculty & Research, Gifts & Giving

New Fellowships Created for Penn Futures Project

The University of Pennsylvania will establish the Calvin Bland Faculty Fellowships for the Penn Futures Project. A $2 million endowment...

Red bow

Faculty & Research, Gifts & Giving

The Gift of Giving

The gift of giving is priceless. With the holiday season upon us, what better time to reflect on philanthropy and...

Alumni Stories, Gifts & Giving

SP2 Board Member Joins Team at Acclaimed New York Museum

Executive leadership development consultant, talent management advisor, and social worker – these are just a few of the many hats...