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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820December 8, 2014

Center for High Impact Philanthropy at Penn Releases Year-End Giving Guide

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Whether a donor has $10 or $1 million to contribute, a free, online guide from the Center for High Impact Philanthropy helps donors who want to know that their year-end giving will make the biggest difference in the lives of others.

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania has released a free online guide for donors who want to know that their year-end giving will make the bi

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820December 3, 2014

Researchers at Penn Explore Impact of Race, Poverty and Change in America

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“Race, Poverty and Change in America” brings together experts to explore America's pursuit of civil and equal rights in the midst of unemployment, high levels of incarceration, low-quality education and neighborhood blight.

The University of Pennsylvania will host “Race, Poverty and Change in America: The Persistent Dilemmas of Equity and Equality” Dec. 4-5 in the Fitts Auditorium of Penn’s Law School, 3400 Chestnut St.

Student Launches Nonprofit Organization to Engage Volunteers

December 3, 2014

Graduate student Erica Sokol of the School of Social Policy & Practice is feature for creating a nonprofit organization, Students CARE.

Article Source: USA Today

How to Get the Most Bang for Your Charitable Giving Buck

December 2, 2014

Katherina Rosqueta of the School of Social Policy & Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy is featured abou

Article Source: Money.com

Lessons From Ferguson

December 1, 2014

Dean John Jackson and Ezekiel Dixon-Román of the School of Social Policy & Practice co-author an op-ed on the shooting of

Article Source: Philly.com

Audio: Charities Kick Off Holiday Season With Giving Tuesday

December 1, 2014

Katherina Rosqueta of the School of Social Policy & Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy discusses Giving

Article Source: National Public Radio
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 20, 2014

‘Giving Tuesday’

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Katherina Rosqueta, an expert from Penn's Center for High Impact Philanthropy, can weigh in on charitable contributions for "Giving Tuesday," the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has an on-campus ISDN line and satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 12, 2014

Report to Congress: Penn Researchers Find Homelessness Is Declining

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Homelessness across all groups continues to decline, according to a new report co-authored by a team of researchers from the School of Social Policy & Practice.

Homelessness across the United States continues to decline, according to a new report to Congress co-authored by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice.

The 2014 Annual Homelessness Assessment Report shows a decline in the number of homeless people in the U.S. across all groups, including women and children, veterans and the chronically homeless.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 22, 2014

For Penn Graduate Student Cherae McWilliams, a Field Placement Opens New Doors

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Cherae McWilliams, a student at the School of Social Policy & Practice, is working at the Valley Youth House for her field placement this year, helping young people who are homeless or aging out of the foster care system.

Cherae McWilliams believes in the human capacity for resilience.

As a student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, the 22-year-old resident of Newtown, Pa., has taken that belief to the next level, opening new doors and turning it into a career in social work.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 14, 2014

Penn’s Field Center to Host Annual Field of Dreams Luncheon

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The Field Center will host its fourth annual Field of Dreams Luncheon, honoring four leaders who created the Philadelphia Safety Collaborative, a groundbreaking facility that allows for the joint investigation of child abuse.

The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania will host its fourth annual Field of Dreams Luncheon, Friday, Oct. 24, at the College of Physicians, 19 S. 22nd St., Philadelphia.