7th Annual Penn Public Policy Challenge

Congratulations to the 2016 Penn Winner, Individual Dignity Project!

The 2016 Penn Finals took place on Sunday, February 28 from 1-5pm at WHYY Studios (150 N Sixth Street). The five finalists were:

Beyond the Verdict - Proposal to combat Philadelphia's recidivism crisis by creating a public trust through unused juror per diem that would support current efforts and programs. Read the team's Executive Summary and Meet-the-Team Blog Post.

Impact Philly – Proposal to provide high school students in the foster care system with mentoring and professional development to prepare them for life post-graduation. Read the team's Executive Summary and Meet-the-Team Blog Post.

Individual Dignity Project – Proposal to combat Philadelphia’s recidivism crisis by improving access to state-issued identification for returning citizens. Read the team's Executive Summary and Meet-the-Team Blog Post.

PHILC - Proposal to develop a health insurance literacy program for high school students among neighborhoods with high uninsured populations. Read the team's Executive Summary and Meet-the-Team Blog Post.

Urban Stream - Proposal to deploy public drinking water fountains and bottle-filling stations to increase public access to free water and reintroduce drinking fountains as safe alternatives to bottled water. Read the team's Executive Summary and Meet-the-Team Blog Post.

The Penn Public Policy Challenge is designed for passionate, policy-minded, and community-oriented students. It is an interdisciplinary competition that tasks teams of undergraduate and graduate students from across Penn's twelve schools with developing a policy proposal and civic campaign on an issue facing the Greater Philadelphia region. The teams present their proposals to prominent judges and compete for cash prizes. The winning team from Penn competes against other teams from select schools across the country at the National Invitational.

Read more about the 2015 Finalist Teams

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