School of Social Policy & Practice

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 18, 2014

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

blurb: 
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
facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 17, 2014

New Child Welfare Specialization Available for Social Work Students at Penn

blurb: 
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.

This Year’s TEDxPhiladelphia Speakers Announced

March 5, 2014

Andrew Dahlgren of the School of Design and Katherina Rosqueta of the School of Social Policy & Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy are listed as TEDxPhiladelphia speakers.

Article Source: Philly.com
facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 10, 2014

Former Penn Athlete Gets People Talking on Tough Topics

blurb: 
As an undergraduate at Penn, she gained prominence as a part of the first team to bring home the women’s Ivy League basketball championship, but nowadays, as a social worker and staff member at the School of Social Policy & Practice, Jennifer Jones Clinkscales gets people talking about uncomfortable topics.

Jennifer Jones Clinkscales really gets people talking.

Audio: Financial Safari

February 22, 2014

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

Article Source: Soundcloud
facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 February 19, 2014

Penn IUR Hosts Dialogue: Building Scholarship Critical to Building a Sustainable Urban Future

blurb: 
A discussion hosted by the Penn Institute for Urban Research and HUD-sponsored dialogue in advance of the U.S. delegation to the World Urban Forum 7, will cover the role research plays in understanding the present challenges of urban development.
 
WHAT: “Research to Practice: Building Scholarship Critical to Building a Sustainable Urban Future,” a discussion hosted by the Penn Institute for Urban Research and HUD-sponsored dialogue in advance of the U.S.
facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 18, 2014

Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy Helps Donors With ‘Saving Children’s Lives’

blurb: 
Nearly seven million children will die from preventable causes before they reach age 5. The Center for High Impact Philanthropy has created a new online information source to show donors how they can make the biggest difference in the lives of others. “Saving Children’s Lives: A Global Public Health Toolkit for Donors” compiles information about existing resources and illustrates how simple things can prevent as many as two-thirds of the world’s child deaths.

Every year, nearly seven million children will die from preventable causes like diarrhea, pneumonia or measles before they reach the age of 5.

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 18, 2014

John Legend to Speak at Penn’s 258th Commencement

John Legend, a nine-time Grammy Award-winning soul artist, philanthropist and Penn alumnus will deliver the address at the University of Pennsylvania’s Commencement on Monday, May 19, Leslie Laird Kruhly, Vice President and University Secretary announced.

Expert Advice for Non-traditional Students

February 7, 2014

Chad Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice says, “The gaps should never be frowned upon, for each learner differs in their approach to their own educational experience.”

Article Source: Nerd Scholar