The School of Social Policy & Practice is where scholarly insight meets real-world impact.
SP2 is at the forefront of linking nuanced scholarship to practical, real-world problem-solving. From lowering rates of homelessness and helping the formerly incarcerated re-enter their communities to preventing child abuse and investigating economic mobility and poverty, SP2 is an anchor for action and academic innovation. We are pushing social work, policy and welfare to new frontiers, harnessing data and pioneering community engagement to create change in Philadelphia, as well as nationally and internationally.
This Campaign will provide SP2 with the means to fuel an accessible, transformational education and advance the evidence-based research needed to ultimately eliminate society’s biggest challenges.
CAMPAIGN GOAL: $38,000,000
- Expand our portfolio of endowed professorships in social work, policy and nonprofit leadership to further strengthen our robust research and pedagogy in such critical areas as mass incarceration, homelessness, safety for women and girls, healthcare policy, race and LGBT equity, big data and high impact philanthropy.
- Maintain a competitive edge with peer schools by expanding the School’s portfolio of full tuition and other graduate scholarships to attract and retain the best and brightest future change leaders.
- Renovate SP2’s main building to create more contemporary, functional and collaborative work spaces that promote interdisciplinary learning across programs and other Penn schools as well as accommodate our growing population of social change agents.
Allison Weiss Brady, C’93
Chair, School of Social Policy & Practice Campaign
SP2 is redefining education in social work, social policy and nonprofit leadership, training future change agents who will activate what they’ve learned to help create a better world. The Campaign will help SP2 garner additional resources to equip our faculty, staff, students and alumni with tools they need to ensure their positive and lasting impact for many years to come.”JOHN L. JACKSON, JR., DEAN, SCHOOL OF SOCIAL POLICY & PRACTICE AND RICHARD PERRY UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR