SP2 News

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Faculty & Research

Remembering Dr. Richard Gelles

It is with profound sadness that SP2 shares news of the passing of Dr. Richard Gelles. Dr. Gelles was diagnosed with...

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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...

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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...

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Faculty & Research

Community of Hope: SP2 Associate Professor Secures COVID-19 Crisis Funding to Aid Re-Entering Individuals in Philadelphia

As efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 remain underway in the United States, public health and government officials continue...

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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...

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Sayeeda Rashid

Alumni Stories

SP2 Grad Advocates for Philly’s LGBTQ Population

As policy fellow with Philadelphia’s Office of LGBT Affairs, Sayeeda Rashid of the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2)...

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Alumni Stories

MSSP Alum Awarded 2020 Bank of America Fellowship

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a question many can recall hearing throughout childhood. For...

Allison Werner-Lin, associate professor in the School of Social Policy and Practice.

Faculty & Research, Alumni Stories

Working on ‘the Human Side’ of Heritable Cancers

"I love working with people,” says Allison Werner-Lin of the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2). Werner-Lin’s office overlooking Locust Walk is...

Rachel Dungan, MSSP'13

Alumni Stories

MSSP Alumna Named Fulbright Public Policy Fellow

Widely recognized as a prestigious grant that facilitates global learning opportunities, the Fulbright Program is the largest international exchange program...

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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...

Raekwon Burton

Student Life, Global Engagement

MSW Student Reflects on Transformative Experience in India

Prior to enrolling in the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2),...

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Faculty & Research, Global Engagement

International Experts Assemble to Examine, Investigate Public Health and Epidemics

On May 13 and 14, Jennifer Prah Ruger, PhD, and other international scholars and public health experts will assemble in...

Students from the MSSP 797 course in Havana, with instructor Azahara Palomeque

Student Life, Global Engagement

Social Issues Through a Global Lens: SP2 Students Reflect on Their Immersion Experience in Cuba

For students in the Master of Science in Social Policy (MSSP) program at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), having both a...

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Cover image for The Center for High Impact Philanthropy’s “We the People: A Philanthropic Guide to Strengthening Democracy”

Faculty & Research, Gifts & Giving

A Philanthropic Approach to Strengthening Democracy

For the past several decades, there’s been a marked decline in how much U.S. citizens trust the country’s democratic process....

Andrew Fussner

Faculty & Research, Gifts & Giving

SP2 Board Member Gift Leads to Lasting Impact in Case Consultation Training Series

Four years ago, Andrew Fussner, then a lecturer in the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Penn’s School of...

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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...

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)...

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