Harris Sokoloff

The Penn Project for Civic Engagement (PPCE), directed by Fels Senior Consultant Harris Sokoloff, has just produced a report on its efforts to engage the public to help pick Philadelphia's next School District leader. The School Reform Commission asked PPCE and the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania (UWSE) to solicit public comment and discussion around the proposed initial...
In a recent op-ed piece, Fels Senior Consultant Harris Sokoloff proposes a new plan of action for public officials to discuss the 2013 fiscal year state budget. Mr. Sokoloff recommends a series of state-wide town hall forums that will gauge public temperament for the current political climate, budget shortfalls, and proposed budget cuts/tax increases. These town hall forums would also provide a...
By Tess Mullen, Associate Consultant (MPA '13) As part of their efforts to develop a revitalization plan for the Old York Road Corridor, Fels Research & Consulting and the Old York Road Revitalization Group recently hosted two community engagement forums with local residents. Over the course of these two sessions, Harris Sokoloff, the Executive Director of the Penn Project for Civic...
By Katie McCabe, Fels Graduate Fifteen leaders from over ten different African countries gathered at the Penn Graduate School of Education on Tuesday, May 29th for a conversation on public deliberation in the US and its applications to their communities and countries.  They met with the two founders of the Penn Project for Civic Engagement, GSE’s Harris Sokoloff and Chris Satullo, who is...
Fels Consulting is pleased to announce the release of its Public Engagement Promising Practices report in its Promising Practices series.  Click here to download the report. Report Overview While “public engagement” has become a buzz word in today’s public sector speak, many leaders still struggle to hold public meetings that are productive, build more support than criticism, and produce...
Harris Sokoloff
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