Penn GSE team named to fourth cohort of Projects for Progress

May 29, 2024
Headshot of Howard Stevenson against black background

The Office of Social Equity and Community has announced its fourth cohort of Projects for Progress recipients. Unveiled in 2020, the initiative provides University funding up to $100,000 for Penn teams piloting practical projects that address social justice issues in Philadelphia.

The three recipient teams for 2024 include the West Philadelphia Sanctuary, CROPS for HEALING, and the Homeless Outreach Project: Penn’s Mobile Street Medicine Clinic. 

CROPS for HEALING uses racial literacy to protect youth from the harm of hate; prepare them to use their identity stories to confront dehumanization in relationships and schools; teach their peers; and improve their academic engagement and achievement.

The team is led by Howard Stevenson, Constance E. Clayton Professor of Urban Education & Africana Studies at Penn GSE. Also on the team are Sasha Mejia-Bradford and KJ Mosley, both Penn GSE graduate students studying interdisciplinary studies in human development, and Jai Smith, an undergraduate student studying psychology.

Read more at Penn Today.