Student Perspective: Testing a Scale-up Strategy in Sierra Leone

Freetown surprised me. Freetown mesmerized me. Even having previously lived and worked in Africa, I arrived for the summer colored by media portrayals of disease and suffering in Sierra Leone. What I found was a city of poverty, inequalities and inconsistencies yes, but also of beauty, serenity and hope. HighRead More

What To Do When the Money Runs Out: Leveraging Data as a Means to Sustainability

Eliza Rothstein, C’16, is passionate about exploring the intersection of philosophy and education in order to make education engaging and empowering for students of all backgrounds. As a recipient of funding from Bendheim Fellows Social Impact Fund, she spent her summer at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement. EveryRead More

Alumni Impact Story: Matthew Stephenson, WG’11

Matthew Stephenson, WG’11, was on the precipice of a lucrative career on Wall Street when he realized his job in risk management – protecting an investment bank from credit losses – wasn’t personally fulfilling. “As exciting as my job was, my skills weren’t actually helping people,” he says. Public service wasRead More

Second Year Success for Lipman Family Prize

By Matthew Brodsky Sure, the Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize is a joint initiative between the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School. But in two fast years, the program has become a showpiece for the Wharton Social Impact Initiative (WSII). “We like to say social impact is inRead More