More Resources Urged for High-Risk Youths in Foster Care

November 9, 2011

Dennis Culhane of the School of Social Policy and Practice is cited for studying funding for housing and education assistance.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 3, 2011

Penn Center for High Impact Philanthropy and Wharton Will Host ‘Saving Philanthropy’ Screening

PHILADELPHIA —The documentary “Saving Philanthropy” will be shown on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., in 1206 Steinberg Dietrich-Hall, 3620 Locust Walk, on the University of Pennsylvania campus.  The event is hosted by the Center for High Impact Philanthropy, the School of Social Policy & Practice, the Wharton Program for Social Impact and the Wharton Leadership Program.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 28, 2011

Penn Researcher Says Government Programs Don’t Work and Suggests a Blueprint for Change

Richard Gelles has written a book, and he is pretty sure about one thing: He is going to upset a lot of people — liberals and conservatives alike.

AIDS Orgs in for Sea Change

October 27, 2011

A discussion of HIV/AIDS funding hosted by the School of Social Policy and Practice and the White House is featured.

Article Source: Philadelphia Gay News
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 27, 2011

In New Book, Penn Researcher Says Most Government Programs Don’t Work

 

PHILADELPHIA — A University of Pennsylvania researcher says most government social programs don’t work, a claim he is certain will not endear him to liberals.  But he also says conservatives will not like hearing that there are programs that do work.

In a new book, The Third Lie: Why Government Programs Don’t Work and a Blueprint for Change, Richard J. Gelles also says the current economic situation has destroyed the middle class.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 27, 2011

Penn’s Field Center for Children’s Policy Practice & Research Hosts Senate Committee Public Hearing

 

PHILADELPHIA — The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research will host a public hearing, “Foster Care: Aging Out – Options and Obstacles,” Wednesday, Nov. 2, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Claudia Cohen Hall, 249 S. 36th St., on the University of Pennsylvania campus.

Philly’s Department of Human Services Under the Microscope

October 21, 2011

Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on the state of Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services.

Article Source: "Newsworks," WHYY Radio
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 21, 2011

White House and School of Social Policy & Practice Host Dialogue on HIV/AIDS Strategy

 

The White House Office of National AIDS Policy, along with the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, hosted a panel, “Sustaining the Community-Based Response to HIV,” Oct. 20 at Penn.  About 150 attended.

Funding in Jeopardy for Re-Entry Program

October 6, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on ex-offender rehabilitation.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune

Collaboration Helps Police Examine Domestic Violence

October 6, 2011

Susan Sorenson of the School of Social Policy and Practice is noted as part of a team addressing the problem of domestic violence.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer