Social Policy & Practice

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Penn President’s Engagement Prize Launches Effort to Empower Ghanaian Girls
January 7, 2016
The University of Pennsylvania President’s Engagement Prize gave Penn graduate Shadrack Frimpong the opportunity to fulfill a dream he had been imagining for years: opening a clinic and school for girls in his
Penn Professor Deborah Thomas Named Editor-in-Chief of ‘American Anthropologist’
January 6, 2016
Deborah Thomas, an anthropology professor in the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts & Sciences, has been named editor-in-chief of the American Anthropological Association’s flagship journal, American Anthropologist. 
HUD Report, Penn Research Finds U.S. Homeless Numbers Continue to Decline
November 19, 2015
Homelessness in the United States continues to decline according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress and the report’s co-investigator Dennis Culhane of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice.
Penn Center for High Impact Philanthropy Releases Year-end Giving Guide
November 19, 2015
The  University of Pennsylvania Center for High Impact Philanthropy has released its annual free, online 2015 High Impact Year-end Giving Guide outlining some of the most effective giving opportunities.
Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy Collaborates on New Podcast Series
November 4, 2015
The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania and the Ubuntu Education Fund have developed a podcast series featuring interviews with eight influential philanthropists and leaders in the social sector.
Ultimate Anthropologist: John Jackson, Penn Social Policy & Practice Dean
September 22, 2015
John L. Jackson Jr., dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, is harnessing the power of faculty and student expertise to address some of the most pressing social justice issues in America.
Penn Center for High Impact Philanthropy Creates Guide for Donating Funds to Combat Substance Abuse
September 17, 2015
The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania has developed a free online guide for people who want to save lives by reducing illness and homelessness related to drug or alcohol use, and help more people access the care they need to get better more quickly.
Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice Hosts ‘Voices for Votes’ Public Forum
September 11, 2015
WHO:   Byron Cotter, director, Alternative Sentencing Unit, Defender Association of Philadelphia Charles Ellison, political strategist and Washington correspondent, Philadelphia Tribune, and contributing editor, theRoot.comShira Goodman, executive director, CeaseFire PA
Penn Social Policy & Practice's Voices for Votes: Real Talk on the Key Social Justice Issues for '16 Election
August 28, 2015
PHILADELPHIA, PA – On Saturday, September 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) will be hosting “Voices for Votes: Real Talk on the Key Social Justice Issues for the 2016 Presidential Election.”
Penn Student Travels to Israel for Eye-opening Lessons in Civil Society
August 7, 2015
Amidst the religious, political and social unrest in Israel, one student from the University of Pennsylvania got a look at a diverse group of learners who explored the possibilities for a peaceful coexistence.