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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Research Support

Research Support

Research Support

SP2 aims to support faculty in their research pursuits.

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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

XSD participants at the Fall 2019 convening at Penn's Houston Hall

Faculty & Research

Penn’s First Executive Program in Social Innovation Design

It was just steps away from the hushed calm of the reading room at the Fisher Fine Arts Library, but...

Dennis Culhane pictured on 60 Minutes

Faculty & Research

SP2 Professor Discusses Seattle-Area Homelessness on 60 Minutes

In a recent segment on 60 Minutes, Anderson Cooper visits the Seattle area to hear from some of America's more...

Maria Florencia Tejeda

Student Life

Fulbright Scholar Builds Data Skills for Social Change in MSSP+DA Program

Each year, the prestigious Fulbright Program provides academic grants to around 8,000 students and scholars in 160 countries worldwide. A...

2019 SP2 Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees

Alumni Stories

SP2 Celebrates 2019 Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees

Established in 2018, the annual SP2 Alumni Hall of Fame celebrates outstanding social work, social policy, and nonprofit leaders who...

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