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Social Innovation Prize Teams Generate Solutions to SP2 Penn Top 10 Issues

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“How do we solve the most pressing issues that are impacting our communities?” Katherina Rosqueta, the founding executive director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP), asked this question at the inaugural Franklin SP2 Social Innovation Prize pitch competition held in May 2017. Six teams of students across schools at the University of Pennsylvania were […]

Researchers and Practitioners Examine Mass Incarceration Harms at Public Speaker Series [VIDEO]

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On April 20, the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) and the University Club at Penn convened a panel of researchers and practitioners to examine mass incarceration and what’s at stake, as well as broad solutions and policy implementation. The event was moderated by SP2 associate professor Dr. TJ Ghose, founder and CEO of The Center […]

SP2 Penn Top 10 Speaker Series Addresses Child Welfare [VIDEO]

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On February 15, University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) Dean John L. Jackson, Jr. led a dynamic panel of renowned experts from SP2 – Penn’s social justice school – as they examined child welfare and explored methods and means to ensure the prosperous future of our youth. The event – SP2 Penn […]

Identify the top 10 social issues for Trump’s first 100 days with Penn SP2

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On Jan. 20, 2017, President-Elect Donald Trump will become President Donald Trump. With this new president comes a whole helluva lot of new challenges — especially for folks working in the social sector. As well as a whole bunch of other sectors. That’s why, on the same day as the inauguration, the University of Pennsylvania‘s School […]

Top 10 Social Issues for the President’s First 100 Days [VIDEO]

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President-elect Donald Trump and his administration have released an action plan for his first 100 days in office, but how much does it resonate with you? In an effort to help you answer that question and tap into the collective voice of the voters, SP2 launched a new massive open online course on Inauguration Day […]

PENN SCHOOL OF SOCIAL POLICY & PRACTICE TO HOST ‘SP2 PENN TOP 10 TALK,’ POST-ELECTION DISCUSSION AROUND SOCIAL JUSTICE AND POLICY ISSUES

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On Nov. 10th, 2016, John L. Jackson, Jr., dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) at the University of Pennsylvania will led a dynamic panel of renowned faculty experts from SP2 – Penn’s social justice school – as they analyzed some of the nation’s most pressing matters and discuss how we can, and […]

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

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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 […]

Philadelphia Inquirer Commentary: It’s Not Too Late to Talk About the Issues

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University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice Dean John L. Jackson, Jr. recently penned this intriguing opinion piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer. In it, Jackson urges voters to decide what matters most to them and to infuse real policy discussions into the presidential election. “We should be shining a spotlight on pressing social justice […]

SP2 Penn Top 10 Homelessness Colloquium

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On Thursday, May 19th, the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) is hosting the SP2 Penn Top 10 Homelessness Colloquium in Washington, DC. Please join us as SP2 Dean John L. Jackson, Jr. leads a panel of the nation’s leading policy experts in a conversation about homelessness, assisted housing policy, and the charge to make a change.