Student Organizations

Student organizations at SP2 enhance and expand students’ educational opportunities through advocacy, service, and practice. In addition to supporting members in their academic pursuits, groups also plan social and educational activities for the broader SP2 and Penn communities.

Student Government

Student Government

Student Government

The SP2 Student Government is the student governance organization for the School of Social Policy & Practice.

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Association of Black Social Workers

Association of Black Social Workers

Association of Black Social Workers

ABSW is committed to enhancing the quality of life and empowering people of African ancestry through advocacy, human services delivery, and research.

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Collectivist

Collectivist

Collectivist

Collectivist is a journal comprised of thoughts, reflections, case studies, and other academic work intended to express the collective consciousness of SP2.

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Criminal Justice Bloc

Criminal Justice Bloc

Criminal Justice Bloc

CJB seeks to facilitate students’ exploration of various criminal justice issues and supports students in working with clients affected by the criminal justice system.

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The Jewish Social Work Alliance

The Jewish Social Work Alliance

The Jewish Social Work Alliance

JSWA strives to create a Jewish Community at SP2 through social events and create awareness of the various challenges that face the Jewish community.

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Hispanic/Latino Alliance for Change and Equity

Hispanic/Latino Alliance for Change and Equity

Hispanic/Latino Alliance for Change and Equity

HACE educates and engages the Penn community about issues that affect the Hispanic and Latino community in Philadelphia, nationally, and globally.

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QSP2

QSP2

QSP2

QSP2 is a group created to represent gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) Social Work students and their allies.

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Social Work Advocates for Immigrant and International Rights

Social Work Advocates for Immigrant and International Rights

Social Work Advocates for Immigrant and International Rights

SWAIIR is a community working together to build up our community, locally and globally.

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SP2 Quaker Peer Recovery

SP2 Quaker Peer Recovery

SP2 Quaker Peer Recovery

Quaker Peer Recovery provides an empowering environment where students living in, or seeking, long-term recovery from quality of life concerns can realize their goals.

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SP2 Self-Care & Recreation

SP2 Self-Care & Recreation

SP2 Self-Care & Recreation

This is a resource for fostering a sense of community and well-being through self-care, social, and recreational activities in a body-positive, all ability, and all skill environment.

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United Community Clinic

United Community Clinic

United Community Clinic

The United Community Clinic (UCC) is a free treatment and assessment clinic for the East Parkside Community of West Philadelphia.

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Women in Social Policy (WISP)

Women in Social Policy (WISP)

Women in Social Policy (WISP)

WISP promotes the work and careers of women in social policy and advances understanding of issues at the intersection of gender and social policy.

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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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