SP2 News

Headshot of Dr. Dennis Culhane

Faculty & Research

Veteran Homelessness Down 5 Percent, to Continue Declining Each Year

This month, the U.S. departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veteran Affairs (VA) announced that veteran homelessness has...

Penn Advanced Certificate in Oncology Social Work Cohort & Instructors

Faculty & Research, Student Life

First-Ever Program in Oncology Social Work Prepares New Generation of Cancer Care Leaders

When an individual is diagnosed with cancer, their course of medical care– scheduling tests and doctor’s appointments, managing treatments and...

CSIS 2018 Alumni Summit

Faculty & Research

Center for Social Impact Strategy Celebrates Alumni, Bold Changes Ahead

In September 2018, the Center for Social Impact Strategy (CSIS) celebrated their community with a two-day Alumni Summit. This year, CSIS...

Former students who've participated in the study.

Faculty & Research

Study Led By Health and Aging Expert Lends New Insights on Interprofessional Health Care Training

In the fields of health and geriatric care, interprofessional communication and team collaboration are of critical importance, as they can...

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Student Life

Answering the Call for Social Change: MSSP/JD Degree Sees Significant Enrollment Increase

Regardless of party affiliations, the current political climate in America can be characterized as a whirlwind – intense and unpredictable....

Gabriella Gabriel Paez

Student Life

SP2 Student Named Activist of the Year, Provides Sustainable Local Resources

Gabriella Gabriel Paéz, a student in the Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership (NPL) program at the Penn School of...

Penn Advanced Certificate in Oncology Social Work Cohort & Instructors

Faculty & Research, Student Life

First-Ever Program in Oncology Social Work Prepares New Generation of Cancer Care Leaders

When an individual is diagnosed with cancer, their course of medical care– scheduling tests and doctor’s appointments, managing treatments and...

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...

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Bob Schoenberg receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award

Alumni Stories

SP2 Alumnus Receives Lifetime Achievement Award, Offers Advice to Future Change Agents

Bob Schoenberg, a double alumnus from Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), was recently honored with the 2018...

Jed Johnson

Alumni Stories

SP2/Wharton Alum Appointed Managing Director of Aging Services for CARF

Jed Johnson, a 1985 graduate of the Master of Social Work (MSW)/Master of Business Administration (MBA) dual degree program offered jointly...

Headshot of Emily Conners

Alumni Stories

SP2 Nonprofit Leadership Alumna Honored as Fundraising ‘Rising Star’

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Eastern PA Chapter has named Emily A. Conners, a 2016 graduate of the Master...

Dean's Alumni Advisory Board

Alumni Stories

SP2 Announces Inaugural Inductees to Alumni Hall of Fame

In celebration of alumni who have made exemplary contributions to their professions and communities, Penn’s School of Social Policy &...

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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 &...

An image of SP2 students and instructors during a course entitled, "Whose Colony?" in May 2018.

Student Life, Global Engagement

Home in Havana: Two Weeks Teaching Social Policy to Penn Students

The following chronicle was written by Azahara Palomeque, a poet, writer, and Associate Director of the Master of Science in Social...

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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...

Mark S. Ostroff, W’79, and Dawn Ostroff

Gifts & Giving

Supporting Scholars and Ensuring Child Well-being

The Child Well-Being and Child Welfare Specialization program (CW2) at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice was created to...

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