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Student Life

From living and working in one of America’s cradles of liberty to our landmark mentorship program for incoming students, learn all about life at SP2.

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Student Organizations

Student organizations at SP2 enhance and expand students’ educational opportunities through advocacy, service, and practice.


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Penn Today features SP2 expertise for Giving Tuesday

Katherina ‘Kat’ Rosqueta and Iris Leon of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP) at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) speak with Penn Today about the history of Giving Tuesday. 


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Report: First-of-its-kind guaranteed income program in rural area improved financial, physical, and mental well-being

A report authored by SP2’s Center for Guaranteed Income Research shows connections between the receipt of unconditional cash and improved financial security and quality of life in a rural context.


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Two SAFELab researchers named to faculty of SP2

Dr. Aviv Landau and Dr. Siva Mathiyazhagan are being appointed research assistant professors at SP2. The two researchers have been affiliated with Penn since 2022, when they relocated to the University as members of SAFELab.