Research

SP2’s research centers and special projects advance knowledge through ground-breaking studies, interdisciplinary cooperation, and professional development. They share important information on contemporary social issues through publications and conferences.

Research Centers

Research Centers

Research Centers

Learn about SP2's research centers that focus their efforts on philanthropy, aging, social impact, children's policy, and violence & abuse.

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Special Projects

Special Projects

Special Projects

Special projects at SP2 help uphold Penn's commitment to engage locally and globally.

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Faculty Publications

Faculty Publications

Faculty Publications

SP2's faculty regularly produce cutting-edge research that transforms policy and shapes best-practices on international, federal, and local levels.

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Research Support

Research Support

Research Support

SP2 aims to support faculty in their research pursuits.

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Research Fellowships

Research Fellowships

Research Fellowships

Research Fellowships allow students, alumni, and associated scholars to engage in hands-on, cutting edge scholarship at all stages of their academic and professional careers.

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Research Faculty

Research Faculty

Research Faculty

Meet SP2's research faculty.

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Data Analytics

Data Analytics

Data Analytics

SP2 is committed to advancing the use of big data and data analytics for social justice through scholarly research, educational programming, and public engagement.

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SP2 News

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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...

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...

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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...

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