Spending on charity care stalled as Medicaid expanded
A new study shows increased coverage for lower-income patients did not lead to more community benefit spending from hospitals between 2011 and 2017.
In time of need, emergency funding for a community in crisis
Since the pandemic began, the University has approved and dispersed $5 million in emergency financial support to employees, third-party contractors, and neighboring businesses and organizations.
More side gigs for good during COVID-19
In the latest installment of the “side gigs for good” series, Penn Today hears from faculty, staff, and students who have been continuing to care for their communities as the pandemic’s effects stretch on.
Jelani Williams is seizing the moment to protest systemic racism
Penn basketball guard Jelani Williams has been going to protests, making his voice heard on campus, and promoting messages of “love and respect.”
Philanthropy class provides $55K in grants to local nonprofits amid the pandemic
As the COVID-19 epidemic began to affect all aspects of daily life in Philadelphia communities, SP2 students saw their lessons collide with the ways local philanthropic funders and nonprofit organizations address unprecedented challenges in real time.
SP2 graduate is now a policy fellow for Philly’s LGBTQ population
Sayeeda Rashid, who identifies as a queer South Asian woman, advocates for social justice in the Philadelphia Mayor’s office of LGBTQ Affairs.
PennPraxis Design Fellows take on the real world with design solutions
PennPraxis has expanded the scope of experience for graduate students since its founding in 2001, and now 80 Design Fellows are involved in ambitious interdisciplinary design projects.
Virtual cataloging for community school libraries
Penn Libraries Outreach is now cataloging library inventory remotely using images from libraries across the Philadelphia School District.
Child abuse is Marci Hamilton’s Goliath
Marci Hamilton, Fels Institute of Government Professor of Practice, has faced down institutional child abuse for decades—and she is just getting started.
Penn launches no-cost, online summer program for rising high school seniors
PennRSSA has the capacity to reach thousands of School District of Philadelphia students with content meant to boost academic, career, and postsecondary preparation.