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

Focus of Penn Researcher Leads to National Summit on Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

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Johanna Greeson, a researcher from the School of Social Policy & Practice, has organized the National Summit on Youth Aging Out of Foster Care, May 29-30.

Johanna Greeson, an assistant professor in the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, is working to reform the child welfare system for children who, between the ages of 18-21, are aging out of foster care.

Video: TipsForJesus Still Leaving $$$, but Is It Moral, Useful?

April 17, 2014

Katherina Rosqueta of the School of Social Policy & Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy shares her thoughts on TipsForJesus.

Article Source: The Republic
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 2, 2014

Penn Student Makes a Healthy Difference for Neighbors in West Philadelphia

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Adina Weissman, a student at the School of Social Policy & Practice, organized the third annual Sayre Health Center Community Health Fair, which takes place Saturday, April 5, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the parking lot at 5800 Walnut St.

Adina Weissman, a student in the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, always knew that she wanted to help people, she just didn’t know in what capacity.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 28, 2014

Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy Releases Childhood Obesity Guide

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The Center for High Impact Philanthropy has unveiled a new guide, "Donor Strategies to Prevent Childhood Obesity: Lessons from Greater Philadelphia," which highlights various approaches to curbing this national epidemic through charitable giving.

In the last 30 years, childhood obesity has more than doubled, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in adolescents, it has quadrupled. By 2012, more than one-third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.

TEDx: ‘Kat’ Rosqueta on Innovative Philanthropy for as Little as $5

March 28, 2014

Katherina Rosqueta of the School of Social Policy & Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy is featured for her participation in the upcoming TEDxPhiladelphia and innovative philanthropy.

Article Source: Philly.com

At TEDxPhiladelphia, Rethinking Past to Envision the City’s Future

March 24, 2014

Katherina Rosqueta of the School of Social Policy & Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy is quoted about participating in TEDxPhiladelphia.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658March 19, 2014

John L. Jackson Jr. Named Dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice at Penn

Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price today announced that John L. Jackson Jr., the Richard Perry University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Senior Advisor for Diversity in the Office of the Provost, has been named dean of Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 18, 2014

Reentry Initiative to Host Criminal Justice Resource Fair, Conference at Penn

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Cornel West will deliver the keynote address at “Breaking Down Walls: Mass Incarceration Meets the Academy,” on Saturday, March 29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Penn Museum. It also features a resource fair for formerly incarcerated individuals from 8:30 to 9 a.m. and noon to 1:15 p.m.

My Brother’s Keeper Met With Cautious Optimism

March 13, 2014

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice shares his comments on President Obama’s new government program My Brother’s Keeper.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 17, 2014

New Child Welfare Specialization Available for Social Work Students at Penn

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The new Child Well-Being and Child Welfare Specialization at Penn's School of Social Policy & Practice teaches students to provide culturally competent social work services resulting in positive outcomes for children and families while ensuring safety.

The School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania has announced a new child welfare specialization within its master’s of social work program.