SP2 News

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Faculty & Research

Several SP2 Experts Listed as Top 100 Most Influential Contemporary Social Work Faculty

Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) faculty members Richard J. Gelles, Steven C. Marcus, Phyllis Solomon, Ram A....

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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...

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Faculty & Research

Online Learning: Creating an Effective Child Welfare System

The child welfare system is complex and the consequences of its decisions can be grave. But one cannot improve the...

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Faculty & Research

New Report Predicts Aging Homeless Population Will Nearly Triple by 2030

Experts Discuss Solutions to Offset Instability and Costs The population of individuals who are homeless and elderly is expected to nearly...

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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...

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Jennifer Plumb

Alumni Stories

What I Did With My DSW Degree: Jennifer Plumb

For years, social work professionals have furthered their careers as innovators, educators, and leaders in the field with degree programs...

Jack B. Lewis

Alumni Stories

What I Did With My DSW Degree: Jack B. Lewis

For years, social work professionals have furthered their careers as innovators, educators, and leaders in the field with degree programs...

Rumyana Kudeva

Student Life, Alumni Stories

DSW Without Borders: How One SP2 Alumna Steered a Global Course to Success

From winning the green card lottery in Bulgaria to securing a teaching appointment in Australia, Rumyana Kudeva, DSW ‘15, is proof...

Yodit Betru

Alumni Stories

What I Did With My DSW Degree: Yodit Betru

For years, social work professionals have furthered their careers as innovators, educators, and leaders in the field with degree programs...

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Student Life, Global Engagement

The Economic Impact of India’s Self-help Group Movement

Last January, Allison Russell, a PhD candidate in Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice spent 20 days in southwestern India traveling throughout...

NPL student Shadrack Frimpong

Student Life, Global Engagement

Social Entrepreneur, SP2 Student Facilitating Healthcare & Education in Ghana

Shadrack Frimpong was born and raised in Tarkwa Breman, a remote village in Ghana where he grew up without running...

DSW cohort walking in Greece.

Student Life, Global Engagement

Social Work Students Help Refugees in Europe

After an intense, trauma-focused semester of classroom learning, doctoral students from the University of Pennsylvania traveled to Greece as part of...

Dr. Allison Werner-Lin teaches a class

Faculty & Research, Global Engagement

Werner-Lin to Discuss Genetic Testing, Lead Oncology Social Work Program

This year, Allison Werner-Lin, PhD, AM, EdM, LCSW, assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy &...

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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)...

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...

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