Detroit Free Press

Foundations pledge nearly $125M to Flint recovery

Katherina Rosqueta, founding executive director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP) and adjunct faculty of the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses the role of philanthropy in Flint’s recovery.

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Fortune

What’s So Appealing About Obama’s Executive Actions On Guns

SP2 Professor Susan Sorenson shares her commentary on President Obama’s executive actions on guns.

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Today.com

TODAY Show pays tribute to SP2 alum, lecturer

Karen Hudson, MSW, LSW, was featured on TODAY’s “Pay It Forward” series. Hudson, a lecturer at the School of Social Policy & Practice, is recognized locally and nationally for being a passionate advocate dedicated to eliminating health disparities among children and families experiencing homelessness. For the past 15 years, she has helped run the Homeless Health Initiative, a program operated by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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The Atlantic

Are Mass Shootings Contagious?

School of Social Policy & Practice Professor Susan Sorenson weighs in on gun violence research and the “broadening out” of where these incidents happen.

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Philly.com

Field of Dreams Luncheon

The event brought in $38,000 to be used to support the work of the University of Pennsylvania’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research, which uses innovative approaches to improve the lives of victims of child abuse and neglect and of those in foster care.

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The Daily Pennsylvanian

Art exhibit displays another side of mental illness

“Exhibits like these really demonstrate recovery to me,” SP2 professor Phyllis Solomon said. “Art gives you a way to express yourself.”

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Courier-Post

SP2 alum, Camden Coalition Reach Milestone

Laura Buckley, SP2 alum and social work manager for the Camden Coalition, recently had success in housing the first patient enrolled in a “Housing First” pilot program in Camden.

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Penn News

Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy Collaborates on New Podcast Series

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania and the Ubuntu Education Fund have developed a podcast series featuring interviews with eight influential philanthropists and leaders in the social sector. Philanthropy Unfiltered tackles questions such as “How can I turn my passion into impact?” “What holds the nonprofit sector back from reaching its full potential?” and “What does it reallytake to achieve positive social change?”

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New York Times

When Making Donations, Know an Agency’s Needs

Katherina Rosqueta, executive director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses better ways to help agencies.

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