SP2 Review

Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins discussing his work and research.

Faculty & Research, Student Life

Celebrity Health Project will Change the Landscape of Black Wellness

Today there are multiple ways to measure fame and celebrity, including social media followers, income earned and media mentions. A...

Amy Hillier working with SexGen Policy Lab interns to test out a board game that models how to discuss gender.

Faculty & Research, Alumni Stories

SexGen Policy Lab: SP2 Center Developing ‘Research with Teeth’

Where would you go if you wanted to access Ivy League research on policy, the market economy, sexuality, and gender?...

Headshot of Tasha Hannah

Student Life

Eyes on the Future: Tasha Hannah, MSW ’14

"My undergraduate work was in legal studies, which takes a punitive approach to societal challenges. I'm much more interested in...

Katharine Cristaudo, MSW’14

Student Life

Social Work Advocates for Immigrant Rights

“We work with all immigrants, regardless of their country of origin. This year we worked in Center City with District...

Ashwin Iyengar, MSW’14

Student Life


“QSP2 does everything from informal happy hours to networking activities to educational events. We try to focus on the needs...

Student speaks with older adults

Student Life

Opening Doors For Chinese Seniors

For some SP2 students, global engagement starts right here at home. One such student, Yimeng Zhang, MSW’14, has had a...

Elaine Weisman, MSW’14

Student Life

Hispanic / Latino Alliance for Change and Equity

“No matter what area of social work students want to enter, we all have a stake in understanding issues that...

Femida Handy and students on Locust Walk

Global Engagement

Experiencing Social Change from a Grassroots Perspective

While most of the Penn community was ringing in the New Year, a group of students led by Dr. Femida...

Perfecta Lacenski

Global Engagement

Developing Communities at Home and Abroad

Before arriving at Penn to pursue an MSW and MPA, Perfecta Lacenski was highly engaged in social service both within...