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Promising new approaches correct for the disproportionate presence of Black families in the child welfare system purpose

Apr. 16, 2021 1:15 pm

Promising new approaches correct for the disproportionate presence of Black families in the child welfare system

Instituting "Blind Removal" meetings coupled with implicit bias training for caseworkers has yielded good results in New York and Michigan, but not without controversy.
Black families confront a child welfare system that seems intent on separating children from parents purpose

Apr. 15, 2021 3:26 pm

Black families confront a child welfare system that seems intent on separating children from parents

Investigative reporter Steve Volk examines the challenges and opportunities facing the foster care system in part one of a two-part series.
Eviction: The physical, financial and mental health consequences of losing your home purpose

Mar. 19, 2021 12:00 pm

Eviction: The physical, financial and mental health consequences of losing your home

A federal moratorium on evictions is set to expire at the end of March. These 10 papers provide context on what lies ahead for tenants and landlords.
Research brief: New tool to measure gender bias in the workplace may help finally eliminate it purpose

May 20, 2020 8:00 am

Research brief: New tool to measure gender bias in the workplace may help finally eliminate it

The few tools that previously existed tend to measure overt gender bias like harassment, rather than the subtle ones that are so pervasive, says guest columnist Amber Stephenson.
Making research ‘business as usual’ in impact investing purpose

Oct. 9, 2019 11:00 am

Making research ‘business as usual’ in impact investing

Research generally produces critical insight, which can inform both companies and investors on how to identify key performance indicators, and then manage, optimize, and monitor their impact, say Sherryl Kuhlman and Maoz Brown in their guest column.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s lab leverages big data in fight against cancer purpose

Sep. 11, 2019 9:10 am

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s lab leverages big data in fight against cancer

The Childhood Cancer Data Lab, located in Center City, prides itself on “turning researchers who fight childhood cancer into data wizards.”
The healing power of a pint: Love City Brewing’s latest beer turns a son’s grief into hope purpose

Jul. 18, 2019 9:31 am

The healing power of a pint: Love City Brewing’s latest beer turns a son’s grief into hope

For Mike Tramontana, the tasting manager at the brewery, Synapse Session IPA has been both a way to give back to the community of medical professionals who helped his family, and a way to remember his father.
Penn’s inaugural Calvin Bland Fellows are tackling health disparities for men and boys of color people

Sep. 29, 2017 12:25 pm

Penn’s inaugural Calvin Bland Fellows are tackling health disparities for men and boys of color

The fellowship is a collaboration between the Graduate School of Education, School of Social Policy and Practice and Penn Nursing. The three researchers were selected for their work with marginalized communities.
This University City nonprofit is discovering the science behind success and failure method

Mar. 23, 2017 12:56 pm

This University City nonprofit is discovering the science behind success and failure

Character Lab is sharing its findings for free.
Look for at least 3 reports from Wharton Social Impact Initiative this year results

Jan. 23, 2017 3:20 pm

Look for at least 3 reports from Wharton Social Impact Initiative this year

Senior Director of Impact Investing Nick Ashburn said the first report will be released in March.

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