School of Social Policy & Practice

Target Plans to Let Facebook Users Determine $5 Million Giveaway to Schools

August 14, 2013

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

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 6, 2013

Penn Community Gathers School Supplies for West Philadelphia Youngsters

Through Friday, Aug. 16, multiple locations across the University of Pennsylvania campus will serve as drop-off points for the Penn Volunteers in Public Service’s annual back-to-school drive.

Video: NBC10 @ Issue: Zimmerman Verdict

July 21, 2013

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice discusses the George Zimmerman trial and verdict.

Article Source: NBC10 Philadelphia

Video: Wrongfully Convicted

July 20, 2013

Kirk James of the School of Social Policy & Practice joins a conversation about wrongful convictions overturned with the use of DNA.

Article Source: You Tube
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 22, 2013

Social Policy Student at Penn Archives LGBT Center’s History

A student at the University of Pennsylvania wants to make sure future generations understand historic struggles for equality, so that similar mistakes don’t happen again.

Activists, Organizations Call for Florida Boycott

July 15, 2013

Chad Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice shares his thoughts on the George Zimmerman acquittal.

Article Source: The Philadelphia Tribune
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 15, 2013

Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy Helps To End Hunger, Obesity, Waste

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania has released the Food Funder Compass, a free, online guide to help United States donors channel their charitable dollars into organizations and models that make the biggest difference. 

How Googling Unmasks Child Abuse

July 15, 2013

A 2011 report by Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice on the decline of child-abuse reports during the recession is cited.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 15, 2013

Penn Researchers, New Technology Provide Access to Data on Homelessness

Researchers from the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania want to help end homelessness through sharing critical data.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 5, 2013

Penn Researcher Works to Study Gun Violence

It’s a public-health crisis. Nearly 30,000 firearm-related homicides and suicides occur each year. 

Yet, the Centers for Disease Control and other researchers have been restrained by congressional action from using funds to examine firearm-related deaths or injuries, since 1997.