School of Social Policy & Practice

City of Chester to Vote on Month-Long State of Emergency

June 23, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice discusses the Chester, Pa., curfew.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Violence Has Chester in Critical Condition

June 21, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice comments on a wave of violence in Chester, Pa.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News

Service on a Global Stage -- Social Workers’ Response to Haiti Earthquake

June 21, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice discusses the role of social workers in the rebuilding of Haiti.

Article Source: Social Work Today

Summer Bummer: Tough Job Market for Delaware Teens

June 13, 2010

Roberta Iversen of the School of Social Policy and Practice says that “breaking into the job market at a young age is important to working up the economic ladder.”

Article Source: Wilmington News-Journal

Ivy League Degree No Surefire Path to Success

June 14, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice says an Ivy League degree has networking benefits but can also encourage an insular attitude.

Article Source: MSNBC
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 10, 2010

Center for High Impact Philanthropy Issues Investment Guide on Long-Term Development in Haiti

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy has released its latest investment guide, “Haiti: How Can I Help? Models for Donors Seeking Long-Term Impact.”  The guide focuses on health, livelihoods and education, and it points to solutions where charitable dollars could make the biggest difference.

Video: Racial Scapegoating

May 11, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice discusses a Philadelphia police corruption case.

Article Source: WTXF-TV (Philadelphia)

At Penn, Biden Speaks at Daughter's Graduation

May 18, 2010

Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice says the dual role of father and politician made for a great commencement speaker in Vice President Biden.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Being a Teen & a Mother

May 5, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice comments on teen-pregnancy complications.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 6, 2010