Huffington Post: ‘Moving Past the Ivory Tower Penn Social Change Agents Impel America to Action’


In a recent Huffington Post piece, School of Social Policy & Practice Dean John L. Jackson, Jr. discusses the SP2 Penn Top 10 initiative and the goal to challenge readers and encourage critical thinking and dialogue around some of the country’s most pressing social justice and policy issues.

“On the initiative’s face, it may appear that the Ivy League graduate school is taking a traditional approach of the academy – providing data and positing theoretical solutions. However, in introducing the initiative, SP2 Dean Dr. John L. Jackson implores individuals engaged with the initiative (perhaps in an indirect plea to become active participants) to ‘…take up their challenge to assemble all of the data and expertise and historical context you can muster to make sense of the issues that matter most to you…'”

Read the full article here.