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Stephanie R. Fenniri

Student Life

NPL Student Named 2019 New Leaders Council Fellow

Stephanie R. Fenniri, a student in the Nonprofit Leadership (NPL) program at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2),...

Tiffany Yau (third from left), 2019 winner of the Greater Philadelphia Social Innovation Award in the School Collaboration category

Student Life

SP2 Student Named a Winner of Greater Philadelphia Social Innovation Award

Tiffany Yau, a graduate student at the Penn School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), is the 2019 winner of...

Marquisha Lawrence Scott

Student Life

Support on the Ground: PhD Student Examines Where Faith Organizations and Social Work Intertwine

Faith-based organizations often offer tangible forms of aid through initiatives such as disaster relief efforts and financial assistance programs. But...

Alice Cooper

Student Life

Toward Equitable Education for All: MSSP Student Channels Social Policy Theory into Social Good

For Alice Cooper, an MSSP (Master of Science in Social Policy Program) student at Penn’s School of Social Policy &...

Jocelyn Parker

Student Life

Going Above & Beyond: MSW Student Prepares to Aid U.S. Veteran Care Crisis

Mental health care and housing precarity are foremost among the issues faced by American military veterans— a population which, as...

Image of the Kensington Health Sciences Academy

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...

Ashley Ritchey

Student Life

A Life’s Work: MSW Student Penning Book on Living with Disability

For Ashley Ritchey, a Master of Social Work (MSW ‘19) student at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2),...

Mary Javian, chair of career studies at the Curtis Institute, Tempy Small, a program participant, and Adam Pangburn, coordinator of community performance at Curtis, participated in a drum circle at a “Creative Expression through Music” session. Nick DiBerardino (not pictured) lead the classes, which were coordinated by Penn graduate students Sarah Bujno and Matt Volpe (in the background).

Student Life

MSW Students Engage with Penn Memory Center Patients Through Music

At Penn's School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), students are encouraged to think and work across disciplinary lines with...

Adamseged Abebe and Penn President Amy Gutmann

Student Life

NPL Student Named Inaugural Global Rhodes Scholar, Sets Sights on Development

Penn World Scholar. Perry World House Student Fellow. Paul Robeson and Anna Julia Cooper Scholar. Lipman Family Prize Fellow. Founder...