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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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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...

Black Lives Matter sign

Student Life

Dean’s and Advisory Committee on Race and Social Justice’s Response to Recent Events

As a school focused on addressing social injustice, SP2’s challenges are greater than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic has a grip on...

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...

Melissa Skolnick-Noguera

Student Life

‘Cultural Storytelling is Necessary in Order to Change Policy’: Q&A with PhD Student, Leeway Transformation Awardee

After earning a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) in 2012,...

Task Force meeting in session, including Jerri Bourjolly and Mark Stern

Faculty & Research, Student Life

SP2 Task Force on Race and Social Justice Puts Forth Recommendations

After nearly a year of critical conversations and collaboration, the SP2 Task Force on Race and Social Justice has released...

Patrick Ammerman, a second-year Master's of Social Work student in the School of Social Policy & Practice.

Student Life, Global Engagement

Reports from the Humanitarian Crisis on the Colombian Border

No stranger to activism and with a passion for justice, Patrick Ammerman applied for a 2019 Pulitzer Center on Crisis...